The Victorian Melanoma Service (VMS) at The Alfred was founded 25 years ago as the state’s first and only comprehensive multidisciplinary service for people with melanoma. Our team is globally renowned for its expertise in enhancing detection and improving patient outcomes in Australia whereone person is diagnosed with melanoma every half an hour*.
In 2020, thanks to the generous decision made by Brian Jenkins to include a gift of $500,000 in his Will, The Alfred was able to establish The Jenkins Fellowship for Lymphoma – one of four fellowships in our clinical haematology department dedicated to finding new treatments and therapies for people living with blood disorders.
2020 was one of the most challenging years in The Alfred’s history but the generosity of our wonderful community of Alfred supporters enabled us to adapt and respond quickly to the urgent needs of the health service at this time, meaning we could direct funds where they were most needed and fund critical projects and items of equipment.
Read more here about the incredible impact our donors made in 2020.
The Alfred is fortunate to be supported by wonderful people just like Jennifer and her brothers. Every gift in Will the hospital receives helps our life-saving work continue and supports the amazing team of compassionate doctors and nurses to care for patients long into the future.
While the world grapples with the current COVID-19 pandemic, The Alfred continues to play a significant role in responding to this crisis, working collaboratively to help lead the way in diagnosis, treatment and research. However, even in pandemics critical care for other patients doesn't stop and neither does The Alfred.