DDRC Healthcare, Plymouth, Devon

Emergencies & Hyperbaric Referrals
contact DDRC immediately on +44 (0)1752 209999(24 hrs)

Welcome to DDRC Healthcare

DDRC Healthcare is a UK registered charity, specialising in diving and hyperbaric medicine. 

We are based at the Hyperbaric Medical Centre  Reasearch Way, Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BU (Tel +44(0)1752 209999 (directions) and from a smaller Hyperbaric Unit in Spire Hospital Cardiff

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. 

Our two not-for-profit subsidiaries, DDRC Professional Services and Plymouth Wound Care, gift any income generated to DDRC Healthcare to support our charitable work.

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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