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.