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 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.
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.
During this time, some services have been temporarily relocated.
To help patients and families find their way, we have installed some temporary signage.
To find specialist clinics (outpatients) at Alfred Lane House, follow the blue dots.
For outpatient MRI scans, follow the green dots to the Emergency back corridor.
You can read more about the relocating services here, including maps.
Work to install a new main entrance at The Alfred has been completed.
A revolving door at the main entrance is now in place. This door will be in use from 6am-8pm. After hours, entrance is via the Emergency Department.
A new automatic side door, suitable for wheelchairs, has also been installed.
The Respiratory Medicine relocation project is now complete.
Our offices have now moved into the newly built area on East Block, Level 2 and our clinics have moved into purpose-built clinics.
Respiratory Medicine Outpatients should present to Philip Block, Level 2 for appointments.
For more information: respiratory medicine relocation.