Supporting Cardiac Care
The expansion of the Alfred's Cardiac Centre.
Cardiac disease remains the number one cause of death for Australians, killing one every 12 minutes. Additionally, it affects one in six Australians and is the main cause of hospitalisation throughout Victoria.
Cardiac inpatient facilities will be completely integrated ensuring a more supportive environment for patients and their families, which encourages a faster recovery time. The amenity of the unit will be greatly enhanced, vastly improving the patient, family and staff experience.
Demand for cardiac surgery has gone up by 35 per cent, and the number of procedures undertaken in the Cath Labs has increased from 2,384 in 2010 to 3,039 in 2015. The Alfred needs capacity and infrastructure to support this increase.
Through expanding our Cardiac Centre, including a major expansion of our Day Procedure Unit, your help will give more people access to life-saving treatment.
Heart failure can affect anyone at any time. By DONATING to the Alfred Father's Day Appeal, you will be helping us save more lives.