Wesley Hyperbaric

About Wesley Hyperbaric
Wesley Hyperbaric Brisbane

Wesley Hyperbaric opened in 1998 and is the first and largest fully accredited day hospital providing a comprehensive hyperbaric facility in Australia. 

Hyperbaric chamber Brisbane

We are centrally located at the Wesley Hospital in Auchenflower

Wesley Hyperbaric is the first and largest fully accredited day hospital providing a comprehensive hyperbaric facility in Australia. We have hyperbaric-trained doctors and nursing staff in attendance at all times and this sets us apart from mild HBOT centres. 

Our multiplace hyperbaric chamber can treat up to 8 patients at a time and additional compartments are used for emergencies and to facilitate our clinical research trials.

We also provide comprehensive and quality care for all acute and chronic wounds at our Advanced Wound Clinic.

Wesley Hyperbaric is located on the ground floor of the Sandford Jackson Building of the Wesley Hospital in Auchenflower.

Meet Team Wesley

Dr Susannah Sherlock

Assoc Prof Susannah Sherlock

Medical Director

MBBS, BSc, FANZCA, Dip DHM, Adv Cert DHM (ANZCA), Dip Psych Academic Title Holder University of Queensland 

Specialist anaesthetist since 1998, a hyperbaric physician since 2005, and commenced as a VMO at Wesley Hyperbaric in 2021. 

Susannah has worked at four hyperbaric units across Australia (Alfred Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Wesley Hyperbaric).

Susannah has a keen interest in research collaborations and has worked with several Hyperbaric units nationally and internationally. Susannah has an academic appointment with the University of Queensland. Her areas of interest are hyperbaric for Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Radiation Injuries and Long Covid.

Dr Yena Hwang

BMedSci MBBS(Hons) FANZCA, Visiting Medical Officer 

Yena is a Specialist Anaesthetist at the Caboolture Hospital and a VMO at the Wesley Hyperbaric. She has worked in various hyperbaric units including the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Royal Darwin Hospital and the Wesley Hyperbaric. Yena is passionate about environmental sustainability especially in the health care sector. In her spare time, she enjoys scuba diving, pottery, learning new languages and exploring the great outdoors.

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Louisa Kippin | Wesley Hyperbaric

Dr Louisa Kippin


Louisa is a Specialist Anaesthetist at QEII Hospital on Brisbane’s south side and a VMO at Wesley Hyperbaric. She has worked at all the hyperbaric units in the state of Queensland – Townsville University Hospital (where she first developed her interest in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine), Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and now at Wesley Hyperbaric. Louisa is a keen traveller, hiker and scuba diving enthusiast. She commutes to work on her ebike but dreams one day it’ll be a tesla which will make drinking her morning coffee on the way much easier!

Dr Carolyn Jack

Visiting Medical Officer 


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Dr David Roy Matley

Dr David Matley

Visiting Medical Officer 

David, vocationally registered (FACRRM) since 2000, brings nearly 40 years of medical expertise in diagnosis, development and implementation of effective treatment plans for a wide range of medical conditions in a range of health care settings. These include inpatient, outpatient, emergency, theatre, rural and remote, indigenous, ICU, CCU, hyperbaric chamber, military and general practice contexts. He is known for his gentle manner and skill in communicating with patients and families and in collaborating with healthcare teams to provide high-quality care in accordance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines whilst keeping the central focus on patients’ needs.  

Dr Kate Steele

Visiting Medical Officer 


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Dr Fran Kinnear | About Wesley Hyperbaric Brisbane

Dr Fran Kinnear

Visiting Medical Officer 

Bsc, MB, ChB (Glasgow)

Hailing originally from the Highlands of Scotland, Dr Kinnear completed her medical training at Glasgow University before emigrating to Australia in 1998.

Now a Senior Emergency Specialist, she honed her craft in a wide variety of environments across the continent, from roadside through rural hospitals to major referral centres.

Formally dual-trained to post-doctoral level, she also founded and headed a successful emergency medicine research group, publishing widely and winning several prestigious prizes for this and the associated practise-changing work.

Since joining the team at the Wesley Hyperbaric Unit, Dr Kinnear is now keen to utilise these skills and her honours degree in Immunology, to drive the delivery of quality care in the hyperbaric medicine arena.

She is also Deputy Head of year 1/2 Wide Bay Rural Clinical School, which is seeking to address the inequities in health care in the bush by training doctors in the rural environment.

When not working, she enjoys reading and yoga plus loves getting out in nature to garden or go cycling with her partner and their four very lively dogs!