Welcome to DDRC Healthcare
DDRC Healthcare, a UK registered charity no. 279652, specialising in diving and hyperbaric medicine.
Contact Us: Tel +44(0)1752 209999 INCLUDING EMERGENCIES
Main Centre: Hyperbaric Medical Centre, Research Way, Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BU
Tel +44(0)1752 209999
We also have a smaller unit in Cardiff at the Hyperbaric Unit in Spire Hospital Cardiff which treats routine, elective, non-emergency patients only.
What do we do? We promote, provide and work to increase the availability of high quality, cost effective, hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy. We do this through provision of medical treatment and advice; education and training; and research.
What is Hyperbaric Medicine? Hyperbaric medicine is used to treat a wide range of conditions. These can include divers with decompression illness, diabetic foot ulcers, carbon monoxide poisoning, radiation tissue damage and other hard-to-heal wounds.
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy involves breathing 100% oxygen, whilst under pressure in a hyperbaric chamber. This combination of increased pressure and increased oxygen has many effects from increasing the amount of oxygen available to the body tissues to be able to carry out vital functions, to compressing bubbles caused by decompression illness (DCI).
We support the diving, marine and offshore communities by providing hyperbaric and medical treatment, on-call advice, medical training and occupational medicals, through DDRC Professional Services Ltd. We can also offer Companies our Diving Emergency Medical Advice Scheme.
Our two not-for-profit subsidiaries, DDRC Professional Services Ltd. and DDRC Wound Care Ltd. gift any income generated to DDRC Healthcare to support our charitable work.
Want to work with us? Take a look here at our current vacancies
Want to find out more? View our online e-newsletter or see our quarterly printed newsletter. For a wider round up of our activities, see our Biennial Report.
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