Patient booklets

Lung Transplant: A guide for prospective patients, their families and carers

This information book will help your understanding of lung transplant and to work with The Alfred Hospital's Lung Transplant Service towards a good outcome.

Lung Transplant: A guide for prospective patients, their families and carers (PDF, 14 pages) Lung Transplant: A guide for prospective patients, their families and carers (PDF, 14 pages) (656 KB)

Heart Transplantation: patient information

You have been given this booklet as you are going to be accessed for potential heart transplant. This booklet contains a lot of information and we would suggest that you take time to read the information and discuss with your family.

Heart Transplantation: Patient information (PDF, 40 pages) Heart Transplantation: Patient information (PDF, 40 pages) (4390 KB)

Flu (influenza) - immunisation

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is caused by a highly contagious virus that is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. Every year, the flu causes widespread illness in the community. Annual immunisation is strongly recommended for older people and other people who are at risk of serious complications from the flu (such as pneumonia).

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