Hyperbaric Unit


Prof Carlos Scheinkestel Director of Intensive Care
and Hyperbaric Medicine
Dr Andrew Fock Head of Hyperbaric Services
Katherine Rogers Nurse Manager

Description of Service

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is used in the treatment of decompression illness (the bends), necrotising soft tissue infections and certain cases of severe trauma and problem non-healing wounds such as those resulting from diabetes or radiotherapy.

The Alfred in Melbourne is equipped with one of the world's most advanced hyperbaric facilities and provides Victoria's State Service in hyperbaric medicine. 

It consists of three pressurisable hyperbaric rooms. The largest of which measures 3.1 x 5.8 metres.

This provides adequate space for treating the sickest intensive care (ICU) patients when necessary as well as providing comfortable room for up to twelve outpatients receiving routine daily treatments.

General Information

9076 2269/9076 3052

First Floor,
Critical Care Complex
(adjacent to ICU and the helipad).

Access from emergency department public entrance via lift beside security office.

Hours Of Service
Monday To Friday

Available 24 hours a day for the treatment of emergencies.

Outpatient Information
Referral Information
Medical practitioners should contact The Alfred on (03) 9076 2000 and ask for the duty hyperbaric doctor.

Non urgent referrals can be made via post or fax of a written referral from a patient’s general practitioner or specialist.

Phone enquires by medical practitioners are welcome.