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.
Clinical service overview
The Alfred is equipped with one of the world's most advanced hyperbaric facilities and provides Victoria's state wide 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.
Refer your patient
Call or fax your referral
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer your patient, either:
- Call us to organise a booking, or
- Complete and fax a referral to us
If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in the patient’s condition, please contact the service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
- Referral phone (03) 9076 2269
- Referral fax (03) 9076 3052
Special referral instructions
For urgent treatment, medical practitioners should contact The Alfred on (03) 9096 2000 and ask for the Hyperbaric Doctor on duty.