Hyperbaric Medicine Unit
In operation since 1985, the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital is the only hyperbaric oxygen service in South Australia.
The centre is staffed by specially-trained medical, nursing and technical staff, who provide regular treatments through the day and are available for emergency treatments after hours. Outpatient clinics are also run, offering Dive Medicals for recreational, commercial and occupational divers in accordance with AS 4774.2—2002
We moved into our current location in July 2001 and our facility consists of 2 treatment chambers. Both are twin-lock, multiplace units and the larger chamber was the first rectangular steel unit in Australia. It can accommodate up to 10 people with walk-in access and a toilet. The second chamber is cylindrical, seating up to 4 people. Both units are equipped to handle ventilated and monitored intensive care patients.
The unit is located on the 2nd level of the Theatre Block (see directions below, access is via the entrance to the north wing wards). Staff are present at the unit between 8am and 5pm, 6 days a week.
As a centre of excellence, this Unit not only serves as the treatment centre for South Australia, but also receives many patients from the Northern Territory and western New South Wales. The Unit also co-ordinates the Divers Emergency Service, a telephone-based consultation service for diving-related matters covering Australia, the Southern Pacific and Southeast Asian regions.
The Unit is very active in research, with several projects usually happening at once. Information about our current activities can be obtained from the Director.
The Hyperbaric Service offers education and training courses in Hyperbaric Nursing, Dive Medical Technicians and Medical Officers. (See Training Courses Page for more information)
Contact our Administrative Assistant at:
Hyperbaric Medicine Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital
North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
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The Royal Adelaide Hospital is situated on the northern side of North Terrace, the pre-eminent boulevard of Adelaide, opposite the intersection with East Terrace and adjacent to the Botanical Gardens.
The Hyperbaric Medicine Unit is on the 2nd level of the Theatre Block (U on the map). Use the lifts (V & J) to the second floor if entering via the main entrance from North Terrace.
The hospital carpark is accessed by entering from Frome Road. There is also a public parking station opposite the hospital on North Terrace and a much larger one around the corner in Frome Street (between North Terrace and Rundle Street).
To view a more detailed map of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, visit the RAH Map.