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The Bright Brewery – Alfred 6 Hour – Charity Mountain Bike Race
23 September, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Alfred 6 Hour is based in the picturesque mountain town of Bright, North East Victoria. Bright 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 past 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”?
100% of profits from the event will be donated to The Alfred Hospital.
For more than 140 years, many of our most seriously ill and injured Victorians have received life-saving surgery and medical care at The Alfred.
The Alfred is a leader in healthcare, medical research and clinical education both nationally and internationally.
Emergency and trauma care has been a focus of The Alfred for over a century, the hospital has been instrumental in the evolution of a world standard trauma service.
The Alfred treats approximately half a million patients every year, and of that around 60,000 people come through the doors of our Emergency and Trauma Centre.
All funds raised during the event will go towards the redevelopment of the Emergency and Trauma Centre at The Alfred.
The Alfred prides itself on being responsive to the community’s changing needs and recognised it is also imperative to equip itself to be able to meet the ever increasing trauma load, now and into the future.
Included in the redevelopment will be a new ‘Rapid Intervention and Treatment Zone’ to provide more dedicated space for patients to go on arrival. In this zone, patients will be seen immediately by a clinical team who will make an assessment and quickly decide what needs to happen next. The layout will be configured in such a way as to allow better monitoring of patients, and enhanced communication between staff and patients.
Across the centre, there will be an increased number of private cubicles for patients to be assessed and treated and an additional CT scanner and new digital x–ray area will allow faster diagnostics.
We know The Alfred is only going to become even busier and we want to be ready with the Emergency and Trauma Centre of the future – today.
Our Staff have been working hard to design, develop and implement a new model of care, and the redevelopment of the Emergency and Trauma Centre will help us provide even better outcomes for patients
.— De Villiers Smit, Director, Emergency and Trauma Centre