Service and clinic moves at The Alfred
You may have noticed a good deal of construction being undertaken at The Alfred. As demand for our hospital services continues to grow, we are relocating some services, clinics and even wards.
Your cooperation and support is greatly appreciated as we complete these important projects to improve our hospital.
Which areas, services and clinics are affected?
Due to renovation works, there is no access to Level 5 of the Main Ward Block via the public lifts or central stairs from Wednesday January 15 to mid-February 2020.
Patients, visitors and staff wanting to access any area of Level 5 in the Main Ward Block, including wards 5 West and 5 East, will be directed to use our service lifts, located a few metres from the Main Ward Block lifts.
Keep an eye out for purple wayfinding signs or ask Alfred Health reception staff or volunteers for assistance. A map outlining the temporary arrangements is available here.
Access to all other levels from the public lifts will be unchanged during this time.
As part of the Main Ward Block infrastructure upgrade project, renovations are now underway to improve the building’s lift-lobbies. Ongoing updates about areas of the hospital affected by Main Ward Block lift-lobby renovations program will be posted on this page.
In October 2019, a new purpose-built trauma ward, 5 West, opened at The Alfred, located on level 5 in the Main Ward Block. The new ward has replaced ward 2 West.
5 West features include 40 new patient beds (including 10 new single-bed patient rooms), a dedicated surgical procedure zone, a dedicated active therapy zone, family meeting rooms and waiting areas and new medical equipment.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at The Alfred is a specially staffed and equipped unit that provides care for patients with life threatening, or potentially life threatening, conditions.
To help meet our community's increasing need for critical care services, we expanded our ICU in September 2019. The ICU is now located on levels one and three at The Alfred, with both ICUs delivering the same quality of treatment and care.
To find out which ICU your loved one is in, please see our reception team, on the hospital's ground floor near the main entrance on Commercial Road or call ICU on (03) 9076 0700.
A map with further details and directions on where to go once you arrive can be found here.
From Monday October 21 2019, ward 2F will be closed for infrastructure renovations, to improve this area for patients and families.
Patients previously admitted to 2F will be admitted to 2 West, in the hospital’s Main Ward Block, during this time.
Please use the Main Ward Block lifts if you are visiting a loved one on 2 West.
The Alfred's Cardiothoracic Clinics moved on Monday June 17 2019 so you may need to come to a different location than what is indicated on your appointment letter.
The following clinics are now located in Centre Block, Ground Floor:
An updated campus map can be found here and volunteers will be able to assist you once you are at the hospital.
Your cooperation and support is greatly appreciated.
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 saw the Specialist Consulting Clinics located in the Private Consulting Rooms move to Alfred Lane House near Moubray Lane in May 2019.
The following clinics were 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
A new courtyard has been created in Psychiatry, on the Ground Floor.
Funded by a generous donor and The Alfred Foundation, the courtyard was designed as a ‘calming garden’.
Stage one, which includes new paving, painting and installing garden furniture and exercise equipment, has been completed with the planting of a lush tropical garden also now complete.