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South Wales Hyperbaric Unit

DDRC Healthcare has a smaller hyperbaric unit based within the Spire Hospital at Pentwyn, Cardiff, which is ideally located to treat our patients from South Wales and the West of England. 

The unit contains two monoplace hyperbaric chambers, enabling us to treat two patients at a time, in our nurse led facility. Our patients are given hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a range of conditions where they have chronic, non-healing wounds or tissue damage. 

We do not treat any emergency patients at this location. Any emergency hyperbaric referrals are directed to our larger Hyperbaric Medical Centre in Plymouth or alternative appropriate hyperbaric chambers around the country. 

Patients are referred by their doctor or consultant via our Hyperbaric Medical Centre in Plymouth, where our specialist doctors will review the referral and arrange for an initial assessment. Your initial appointment will be arranged and on arrival at the South Wales unit you will be met by the Clinical Nurse Manager or another member of our highly skilled and experienced staff, who will fully explain the treatment process. This will take about an hour and may involve some pre-treatment tests.

Our team will then be able to confirm the dates and times of your subsequent treatment programme and if necessary help sort out your accommodation requirements. 

Contact Details & Directions

South Wales Hyperbaric Unit, Spire Cardiff Hospital, Croescadarn Road, Pentwyn, Cardiff, CF23 8XL. If you need help finding the hospital, call Spire Cardiff Hospital on 0845 600 5515. 

All referrals or enquiries should be directed to DDRC Healthcare, The Hyperbaric Medical Centre, 8 Research Way, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth PL6 8BU. 01752 209999 or email info@ddrc.org 

By road from East: Exit M4 at Junction 29. Continue on A48(M). Exit A48 at the Pentwyn junction and take the last exit off the roundabout signposted 'hospital'. Continue until reaching a mini-roundabout. Take the 2nd exit off the roundabout and turn immediately left into the hospital. 

By road from West: Exit M4 motorway at Junction 30 (Cardiff Gate). Take the 3rd exit off the roundabout. Continue along the dual cariageway and go straight across the first roundabout towards the A48. Turn right at the next roundabout onto the A48 towards Cardiff. Take the next exit signposted Pentwyn. Take the last exit from the roundabout signposted 'hospital'. Continue along this road until reaching a mini-roundabout. Take the 2nd exit off the roundabout and turn immediately left into the hospital. 

By rail: Cardiff Central railway station is a 15 minute taxi ride from the hospital. 

By bus: Buses 57 & 58 run every 10 minutes from Cardiff Central station, stopping at Croescadarn Road. 

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