June 1, 2011
The Alfred Hospital Hyperbaric Facility has been given a complete upgrade by Fink Engineering this past year including the stripping of the triple lock chamber to its bare steel and then the subsequent rebuild of the chamber interior and all of its life support systems. Of particular note is the installation of new state of the art internal LED lighting that is dimmable via an internal HMI touch screen and which provides the best lighting to date for hyperbaric chambers. The flooring is also new and not only more attractive than the former flooring but is made of tiles that can be replaced if damaged and is also now bubble proof. A new Control Panel includes the latest in Fink’s user friendly programmable operating system and fits well into the Alfred’s remodelled hyperbaric area. Support systems were also upgraded including a new 32 cylinder high pressure air bank for compressed air back up, new ECS, new wireless communications, a sound proof room to house the new pressurisation and exhaust valving and a state of the art video surveillance system for internal chamber monitoring.
The Alfred Hyperbaric Unit is currently undergoing training in preparation for patient treatments later this month.