Alfred ICU is a university attached quaternary referral centre, providing State Services for heart & lung transplantation (including paediatric lung transplantation), artificial heart technology, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), burns and hyperbaric medicine. It also provides Victoria's Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Hypertension services.
The Alfred is one of two centres providing state services for adult trauma, HIV and bone marrrow transplantation (autologous and allogeneic). The Haemophilia, Haemostasis and Thrombosis Service is the only adult service in the state of Victoria caring for patients with haemophilia and other severe bleeding disorders. It is accredited as a training site by the World Federation of Haemophilia.
The Alfred lies at the heart of The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP), a partnership between Alfred Health, Monash University, the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Burnet Institute.
Completion of the $100 million precinct was achieved in 2004, six years after construction commenced. Deakin University and La Trobe University have also recently become partners in AMREP.
The AMREP initiative has enabled the four founding partners to greatly expand facilities and research activities and, importantly, to attract new research groups to the site. The merger of the Austin Research Institute (ARI) with the Burnet Institute will build a critical mass of scientists within AMREP in the fields of immunology, infectious diseases, immunotherapy and cancer from 2008.
The institutes / research groups currently located within AMREP are the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Burnet Institute, National Trauma Research Institute, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Nucleus Network, Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, laboratories of the Monash University Central and Eastern Clinical School.