Our ability to stand ready to care for Victorians is in part due to the incredible generosity of the community. In recent years, donations have supported the redevelopment of our Emergency and Trauma Centre, Intensive Care Unit, and accelerated medical research and the acquisition of lifesaving equipment.
Your donations will fund critical areas of the hospital as needs are identified. We will rely on our highly skilled medical and research staff to notify us of what their needs are as this situation unfolds. This is likely to include support to strengthen our care for our most vulnerable and critically ill patients, including services in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Our ICU currently cares for the most complex patients in Australia and with 3,000 admissions each year, it is also one of the busiest.
The Alfred also provides state-wide services to many immunocompromised and critically unwell people who are likely to be susceptible to COVID-19 complications. These include respiratory services, heart and lung transplant, HIV, malignant haematology and stem cell transplantation and Adult Cystic Fibrosis services.