The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre (E&TC) is a tertiary referral centre for Victoria and provides a statewide emergency medical service for adult trauma, hyperbaric medicine, burns, HIV medicine, cystic fibrosis, haemophilia, haematological malignancies, heart and lung transplant and critical neurosurgery.
Research is concentrated on pre-hospital care, emergency medicine (EM) and trauma resuscitation and focuses on improving safety, satisfaction and quality. There is an emphasis on research methods education, evidence-based medicine and international development of EM.
The E&TC is a participant in the Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre under the critical care, trauma and perioperative medicine theme. This involves working with national research networks including:
Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Trials Group
ANZ College of Anaesthetists Clinical Trials Group
National Trauma Research Institute
Australasian Cochrane Centre
Monash University School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM)
Victoria’s State of Emergency (SOE) measures resulted in almost 40 per cent less people presenting to Alfred Health’s emergency departments earlier this year, prompting doctors to issue an urgent call for people to continue seeking medical care if they need it.