Around the Precinct – 28 April 2022

When The Alfred COVID-19 Screening Clinic first opened in March 2020, very little was known about the new coronavirus that had begun circulating around the globe or indeed the massive upheaval that was to come over the next two years. 

This week, the screening clinic will close after administering more than 223,000 COVID-19 tests to Alfred staff, patients and the broader community. The clinic has been a vital part of The Alfred’s pandemic response and is a great example of how the precinct’s clinicians and support staff are able to respond quickly and effectively to rapidly evolving health challenges.

Thank you to the 130+ screening clinic staff who have helped keep our community safe over the last two years!

The Alfred COVID-19 screening clinic

The Alfred’s COVID-19 Screening Clinic will close this week after administering more than 223,000 tests since 2020.

Alfred Health

The Alfred COVID-19 Screening Clinic closure
This Friday (29 April) The Alfred COVID-19 Screening Clinic will close after delivering an incredibly vital service to our staff and community, testing more than 223,200 patients for COVID-19.
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Monash University – School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

New study to improve gastric cancer diagnosis in Victoria
A newly-funded project led by our Cancer Research Program is set to determine whether patients with advanced gastric (stomach) cancer in Victoria are all being tested for HER2 status using the recommended criteria at the time of their diagnosis.
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Burnet Institute

Boost for major project to tackle AMR in PNG
Tackling antimicrobial resistance in Papua New Guinea will benefit from a renewal of funding for a major Burnet-led project.
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The case for companionship in labour
A new Burnet-led study identifies the benefits and means to companionship during labour and birth in health facilities in Papua New Guinea.
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Professor Elizabeth Hartland new Chair of VicAAMRI
Professor Elizabeth Hartland succeeds Professor Brendan Crabb as Chair of the Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes.
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Three pillars of malaria elimination
On World Malaria Day, we’re affirming our commitment to a research program built on prevention, detection and treatment to accelerate the process of malaria elimination globally.
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Positive steps to malaria control
New diagnostic tools and treatment strategies are positive developments in the challenge to control the dominant malaria parasite in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Benishar’s story: “His eyes were rolling back in his head.”
Malaria researcher Benishar Kombut shares her terrifying experience the moment she realised her six-week-old son had malaria.
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