Our focus is on improving the lives of our patients – in hospital, through rehabilitation, at home and in the community. We work with our patients to improve their independence and wellbeing at all stages of life. This is outlined in our purpose and beliefs. Importantly, translating medical research into clinical practice is a key focus. This way we can offer our patients the very best and latest care to achieve the greatest possible health outcomes. It is this striving for new and improved practices that places Alfred Health at the forefront of developments in healthcare and medical research. Our innovative approach in caring for patients has been duplicated in other parts of Australia and overseas. We will continue to develop and foster our staff as a teaching hospital committed to excellence. We will also continue to place patients at the centre of all that we do to give them the best possible healthcare experience.