Improving our hospital
You may have noticed a good deal of construction being undertaken at The Alfred. We are relocating some services and improving others, as demand for our inpatient hospital services continues to grow.
Which areas are being improved?
The major project to replace the roofing and sewer system associated with The Alfred's Main Ward Block is now in full swing. The project also involves replacing roofing infrastructure for the hospital's South Block and Philip Blocks.
The crane needed to replace the roof on the Main Ward Block has arrived and is being installed. The crane is 65-metre-high and has a 65 metre boom. The works associated with the crane infrastructure will take approximately five months to complete.
While these works will significantly improve the resilience of the main hospital against flooding and leaking there will be some impact during the activity, including the loss of some on-site parking, and occasional restriction to movement around the rear of the site. The works have been designed to minimise noise and vibration on the surrounding areas.
Work to install a new main entrance at The Alfred has begun.
Stage 1 - the installation of an automatic side door leading to the taxi waiting area - is now complete.
Stage 2 – the installation of a revolving door at the main entrance is now underway. While this work is being carried out, entry will be through the new side door (to taxi waiting area), East Block and Emergency. The main entrance will be cordoned off during these works.
The main entrance project is expected to be completed by the end of November.
Respiratory Medicine clinic construction - Work to develop new clinics and offices for respiratory medicine is underway. Hoarding is in place on the eastern end of Philip block Level 2 to isolate the building site from the outpatient clinic. A new outpatients reception is also being built on Level 2. We are working with local teams to minimise the impact on clinicians, patients and families as this work is conducted. Work is expected to be completed by the end of November.