Relocating services from The Alfred Centre
From January - April 2019, we are undertaking major building maintenance works at The Alfred, including replacing the pipes at The Alfred Centre, where we undertake elective surgery.
While we are temporarily relocating some services so we can complete these essential works, clinical care will continue with the same high quality.
During this three-month period outpatients clinics, imaging and elective surgery will take place at different locations so please check your patient appointment letters to ensure you go to the correct location.
Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) will move to Alfred Lane House at the back of The Alfred site (and return to The Alfred Centre in April 2019).
Elective surgery will be carried out by Alfred Health surgeons at Epworth Healthcare (at Richmond and East Melbourne campuses).
Imaging will continue within The Alfred, with most scans done in the main Radiology department (Philip Block) and MRIs done within the Emergency Department.
We will be continuing to provide:
- Emergency or general surgery – The Alfred’s main operating theatres will continue to run normally. Only elective surgery will be temporarily relocated.
- Elective surgery in 2018 - The Alfred Centre will continue operating as normal until Christmas. Patients scheduled for elective surgery in 2018 will experience no changes.
Maps to find your way: Radiology and Specialist Clinics (Outpatients)
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Frequently asked questions
Answer: Around 18 months ago, Alfred Health identified the regular leaks in The Alfred Centre were due to defective pipework installed by the contractor at the time of construction. With support from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), we have developed a detailed plan to completely resolve this engineering issue safely and efficiently.
Answer: Some of our services will be temporarily relocated for three months, so patient will go to a different location (mostly within The Alfred). Those undergoing elective surgery at Epworth Health will remain Alfred Health patients and their surgery will be carried out by an Alfred Health team. We do not anticipate any reduction in clinical service capacity and all patients will continue to receive the same high-quality care.
Answer: All Alfred patients will continue be treated as patients in the public healthcare system and will have exactly the same arrangement as if their procedure was performed at The Alfred.
Answer: We have updated our internal maps and will have clear directional signage, information and patient arrival stations at key spots so our patients and families will know exactly how to get to their outpatients appointments. We will also have volunteers on hand at arrival points to direct patients to the correct locations.