The Alfred's ICU wins gold!

15/10/2014

Alfred Health was named the gold winner of the Excellence in Quality Healthcare Award in the 2014 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. The award was for our ICU team’s life-saving work in developing the rapid deployment of extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation treatment (ECMO) for patients in cardiac arrest.  This program has resulted in a 48 per cent survival rate among a group of patients who previously had close to 100 per cent mortality.

Also, we received The Secretary’s Award for Improving Patient Outcomes and Patient Experience for the unique partnership between Barwon Health, Alfred Health and The Royal Children’s Hospital, bringing world-class intensive care services to the Barwon South West Region.

This partnership enabled Barwon Health ICU to expand its model to include a regional paediatric ICU (supported by RCH), and a regional ECMO service supported by The Alfred’s ICU.

Professor Scheinkestel, Director, Intensive Care & Hyperbaric Medicine accepted the awards on behalf of his team.
 
“Alfred Health is a great place to work with a culture of high quality patient-centred care. I am proud of our ICU team, who always strive for better outcomes,” said Professor Scheinkestel

Alfred Health was highly commended in the Premier’s Metropolitan Health Service of the Year award.