The Emergency & Trauma Centre has an outstanding team of medical, nursing, clerical, allied health and support professionals all working together to provide timely, quality care.

De Villiers 22Dr de Villiers Smit, Director, Emergency & Trauma Centre

“Those of us fortunate enough to be able to work in emergency departments are constantly facing new challenges. Not only do we have to deal with emerging new diseases, treatments and technologies, we are also constantly searching for evidence to improve the care we provide to our patients.

“This is exactly what we do at The Alfred. We strive towards excellence.

“I’m an emergency physician because I enjoy working in a busy environment where no two shifts are the same. The beauty of working in a place like The Alfred is that we have resources and expertise available to us to help us make rapid and safe decisions and then share what we learn with our colleagues.”


Bec Atkins 6Ms Rebecca Atkins, Nurse Manager, Emergency & Trauma Centre

“I’ve had the privilege of spending 12 years providing both clinical and managerial services to benefit the patients of Alfred Health. My experience over that period has led me to develop an unwavering commitment to empowering the hospital workforce.

“Empowerment is key to the development of high-functioning multi-disciplinary teams, the sort of teams crucial to the effectiveness of patient care in high-pressure environments such as Emergency Departments.

“I feel a real sense of pride when I see team members working in seamless collaboration to achieve the best outcomes for community members suffering serious illness or injury. I also relish the opportunity to share the learnings from those critical situations with others in the emergency care community.”