Hyperbaric Chamber - Vancouver General Hospital

We offer hyperbaric oxygen treatment to patients in British Columbia.

Hyperbaric treatment allows patients to breathe 100% oxygen while inside a pressurized steel chamber.

Vancouver General Hospital is the only facility in British Columbia that is in compliance with the licensing requirements of Health Canada and the accreditation policies of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.

We often treat people with the following conditions:

  • Diving related injuries

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning (from  smoke, car exhaust, faulty furnaces, or other forms of combustion)

  • Arterial gas embolism (air or gas bubbles in the bloodstream)

  • Gas gangrene

  • Crush injury

  • Compartment Syndrome and other acute traumatic problems where blood flow is reduced or cut off

  • Exceptional blood loss anemia brain abscess (an accumulation of pus in the brain)

  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections (flesh-eating disease)

  • Chronic bone infection (osteomyelitis)

  • Delayed radiation injury ( side effect cancer  radiotherapy) 

  • Skin grafts and flaps that are not healing well

  • Thermal burns (from fire or electrical sources)

  • Frostbite

  • Diabetic non-healing ulcers

Vancouver General Hospital - Leon Judah Blackmore Pavilion

855 West 12th Avenue
Ground floor, suite G700
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1M9

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Non-emergency hyperbaric oxygen treatment is offered five days a week for six to eight weeks consecutively. We also have a 24 hour on-call team for emergencies.

Referral

Parking & transportation

There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:

  • Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.

  • The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.

There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.

 Download parking rates for VCH facilities

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