Founded in 1871, The Alfred is Victoria's oldest hospital operating on its original site.
The hospital was built in honour of His Royal Highness, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, who survived an assassination attempt in 1868 while visiting Australia. So thankful were the people of Melbourne for the safety of their Prince that they established a fund to build a hospital in his name.
Since that time, it has been recognised as a pacesetter in the national medical arena and has consistently been linked to progressive developments in acute care, medical research and health care teaching.
The Alfred has a staff of 3500 and treats more than one quarter of a million patients annually. It provides the most comprehensive range of specialist medical and surgical services in Victoria and accommodates six directorates comprising 42 clinical units, offering every form of medical treatment with the exception of obstetrics and paediatrics.
The Alfred's Mission is to provide high quality, cost effective care founded on excellent practice, teaching and research "which improves the quality of life of Australians". This is consistent with its Vision - to be the driving force in Australia's health care system.
Today, The Alfred enjoys a reputation as one of the world's leading health care providers - largely attributable to its concentration on specialist "high tech" services including Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart-Lung Transplant, Trauma Care, Oncology and Respiratory Medicine.
Getting to The Alfred
The Alfred is located on: Commercial Road, Melbourne. Vic. 3004
Trains: Prahran railway station is only a short stroll along Greville St from The Alfred
Buses: Bus routes from the city 216,219 and 220 will take passengers to The Alfred.
Trams: From Swanston Street City. All trams except nos. 8 and 1 travel along St Kilda Rd. Alight at the corner of St Kilda and Commercial Roads. Tram no 72 does travel along Commercial Road and there is a tram stop at the Main Entrance of The Alfred.
For train, tram & bus information call 131 638 or visit Public Transport Victoria
Taxi - There is a taxi rank on Commercial Road, directly outside The Alfred. A phone booking service is available in the foyer at the main entrance to the Hospital.
Click here for information about Car Parking at The Alfred
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 55 Commercial Road Melbourne | Map
✆ +61 (3) 9276 2000
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Alfred Hospital
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Austin Health Opportunity Shop
→ Caulfield Hospital
→ Sandringham Hospital
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