“When the phone rings and it's the ambulance coordinator telling you to expect your third major trauma for the shift you know you have the backing of a world class system, amazing senior clinicians and nurses with experience beyond belief.”
Attracting first-class, highly committed staff is a continuous process for the E&TC. Our service leaders are always interested in receiving expressions from healthcare professionals.
Alfred Health is the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne and is also a major provider of specialist services to people across Victoria. The health service operates three outstanding facilities, The Alfred, Caulfield, and Sandringham. Further information about Alfred Health is available at www.alfredhealth.org.au
Our staff are expected to demonstrate and uphold our values: Integrity, Accountability, Collaboration and Knowledge. Our values provide the platform for the way we work and the decisions we make. Through this approach, our Vision and Mission are achieved.
Alfred Health aims to ensure all patients receive timely, high quality care consistent with their clinical needs. This principle applies to all our patients, those admitted as a result of emergency, elective surgery patients and those treated as outpatients through our specialist clinics. For our emergency patients this involves patients being assessed by a senior doctor who will provide their definitive care as soon as possible. Our care delivery system is based on a multi-disciplinary team approach to care. Each shift is staffed by a complement of both senior and junior medical and nursing staff; this enables a safe, supported practice environment to facilitate safe patient care delivery and experiential learning opportunities for all staff. Medical and nursing staff work collaboratively in the comprehensive assessment, person centred care planning and delivery of treatment of our patients for the entire duration of their stay in the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
The Emergency & Trauma Centre
The Department is a purpose built modern facility managing approximately 58,000 patients per year.The Centre has 51 treatment bays with 43 having full bedside monitoring and is arbitrarily divided into 5 main clinical areas. It provides emergency medical services to the local community, as well as Victorian State-wide services for:
- Adult Trauma
- Hyperbaric Medicine
- Adult Burns
- HIV Medicine
- Adult Cystic Fibrosis
- Adult Haemophilia
- Adult Haematological Malignancies
- Heart & Lung Transplant
- Critical Neurosurgery
Sandringham Emergency Department
Sandringham ED has a strong educational focus for all levels of trainees with specific focus on neonatal, paediatric and adult resuscitation. The ED provides the critical care support and MET team for the hospital, giving trainees ample opportunity to hone their resuscitation skills.
Contacts & information
Medical students please contact:
Coordinator Clinical Teaching Programs
Central Clinical School, Monash University
Tel: +61 3 9903 0757
Fax: +61 3 9903 0600