The Alfred 6 Hour is a charity Mountain Bike Race raising funds in support of Emergency and Trauma care at the Alfred Hospital.
The target for this year’s Alfred 6 Hour is $15,000. With your support these funds will be used to purchase a Cardiac Monitor for The Alfred’s expanded trauma service, a purpose built facility dedicated to the early recovery of trauma patients.
The Alfred 6 Hour is based in the picturesque mountain town of Bright
Bright, North East Victoria, has a great affiliation with cycling not only mountain bikes but road as well with some of Australia’s most popular cycling events including the Tour of Bright and the Alpine Audax Classic. Bright also hosted the Australian Mountain Bike Championships for the three years.
The Bright Mountain Bike Park continues to grow in popularity with over 60km of dedicated MTB single track all within 5km of the centre of town. The Alpine Cycling Club together with the Alpine Community Plantation group are working hard to establish a world class facility with trails for all abilities that are graded and mapped.
Endurance Mountain Bike events have become the most popular on the MTB calendar, match this type of event with the perfect venue for hosting such an event and the Alfred 6 Hour is born.
Why are we called the “Alfred 6 Hour”?
The Alfred 6 Hour raises funds to support critical care services at The Alfred hospital.
The Alfred is a leader in healthcare, medical research and clinical education both nationally and internationally. The majority of Victoria’s major trauma patients are treated at The Alfred and they are now seeing more trauma patients than ever before. To help manage this increasing trauma demand The Alfred plans to expand its Trauma Service. This visionary development will help create The Alfred’s first, purpose-built facility dedicated to the early recovery of trauma patients. The expansion will include 40 new bed spaces and a series of dedicated treatment and therapy zones – helping The Alfred to provide progressive and supportive therapy while patients also have their acute care needs met in the days or weeks after their accident.
The funds raised through the 2017 Alfred 6 Hour event will be used to purchase a Cardiac Monitor for one of the 10 new single patient rooms that will be a feature of the new facility. The Cardiac Monitor provides a live reflection of the patient’s clinical state, recording blood pressure, heart-rate, heart rhythm and oxygen levels, so that urgent intervention can be carried out if the patient deteriorates or their life is at risk. This information is also monitored through a screen placed in the nurses’ station and provides a continuous record of patient data.
Equipping each room with the best equipment helps The Alfred to provide life-saving treatment to seriously injured patients, giving them the best chance to get better and go home to their loved ones.
Your support through the Alfred 6 Hour race will help patients with serious injuries not only survive, but thrive.
Thank you for your support.