Upgrades and improvements to The Alfred
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?
As part of a project to modernise infrastructure, several wards in The Alfred's Main Ward Block will temporarily relocate over the next four years.
This Victorian Government funded project will improve facilities for patients and staff, bringing facilities up to current day standards and community expectations.
The first of the moves will see the Specialist Consulting Clinics located in the Private Consulting Rooms move to Alfred Lane House near Mowbray Lane from Monday 13 May.
Staff and volunteers will be at hand to direct you or your loved one to the correct location once you are here or you can refer to this map to help you find your way.
The following clinics are affected by this move:
- Movement Disorders
- Clinical Haematology
- Haematology Late Effect
- Medical Oncology
- Staff Health
- Dermatology (UVB)
- Endocrinology (Women’s Health)
- Endocrinology (metabolic)
- Asthma and Allergy
- General Medicine
- Chronic Disease Management
This page will be regularly updated with additional moves over the duration of this project so be sure to bookmark or revisit.
Your cooperation and support is greatly appreciated as we complete this important project to improve our hospital.
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.
A new courtyard is being created in Psychiatry, on the Ground Floor.
Funded by a generous donor and The Alfred Foundation, the courtyard is being designed as a ‘calming garden’.
Stage one, which includes new paving, painting and installing garden furniture and exercise equipment, is nearing completion. The planting of a lush tropical garden will begin in cooler temperatures, with the courtyard expected to be fully completed by the end of April.
Since opening Waiora Clinic in 2007, our clinical programs and community mental health services have continued to grow. The premises are no longer suitable for our needs so we are now preparing to move.
When our lease expires, Waiora Clinic will relocate to 607 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.
At this site, we will be able to consolidate our adult community clinics and provide a range of services, including physical health care, psychological therapies, drug and alcohol support and peer support all in the one place.
The treatment team will remain the same.
We are planning to stay at 435 Malvern Rd until August this year. Updates will be forthcoming once plans are confirmed.
Information forums will be held, to allow our community to ask questions. Dates will be posted here.