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.
Thanks to generous funding from the Dry July Foundation and a community of alcohol-free fundraisers The Alfred has implemented a new patient accommodation program; giving patients and their loved ones and carers from regional and rural Victoria a home away from home.
A cancer diagnosis and a prolonged and intensive confinement to hospital can take an immense toll on a young adult’s life. Thanks to the Dry July Foundation, the amazing people who abstained from drinking throughout Dry July and the contribution of a number of community fundraisers, The Alfred has been able to implement a new adolescence and young adult’s breakout area and provide a space where they can relax and act their age.