The Alfred Centre - a flagship development that will serve as a model for the future of health care in Victoria
The Alfred Centre is an exciting and innovative new health care facility which commenced operations in early 2007. The Alfred Centre was officially opened by the Premier of Victoria, Mr Steve Bracks in the company of the Honorary Minister for Health, Ms Bronwyn Pike.
The Alfred Centre, which is fully integrated with The Alfred, provides short-stay elective surgery, diagnostic procedures and other planned services for public hospital patients throughout Victoria.
The Alfred Centre aims to operate as a ‘one-stop' service, minimising the need for multiple hospital visits. It focuses on reducing elective surgery waiting times by separating emergency and elective surgery work at the Alfred so that patients' surgery will not be postponed.
The Alfred Centre was a $90m project developed in partnership with the Department of Human Services, the Alfred hospital and through consultation and participation from key stakeholders and the community. As an important new development for the Alfred hospital, it is linked with referrers and other health and community services.