Charity Number: 279652

Website homepage screenshot

22 January 2018

DDRC Healthcare has kicked off 2018 with a new look website launch at . It has been built in partnership with Plymouth based creative agency, Bluestone360.

Throughout the project the first priority was to enable people with a diving or hyperbaric emergency to easily access urgent medical advice. As a 24/7 medical emergency facility, DDRC Healthcare has to ensure continuous access to clear guidance and advice at all times.

Kathryn Slater, Communications and Fundraising Manager at DDRC Healthcare, said;

“Our greatest challenge is managing the different needs of our diverse online visitors. DDRC Healthcare, as a charity, tends to provide information, whilst our trading subsidiaries sell a range of training courses and medicals. We also required integration with online booking and payment facilities.

Creating ways for each individual visitor to quickly navigate their way to the content that they want, has been complex. Our online visitors come from across the globe, with hugely varying interests and needs.

We are delighted with the positive feedback that we have already received from customers, users and staff. The clean, clear and usable design has simplified the user experience and provided us with a platform that is straightforward to manage”.

Digital Account Manager for Bluestone360, Heather Pilkington, added;

“DDRC Healthcare is a fascinating organisation and we jumped at the chance to work with them on the development of their website.

We worked together with DDRC to establish the goals for the site; ensuring that there is an enhanced user experience; that it showcases their expertise, credibility and that they are leaders in their field; whilst integrating with an online booking system. Overall delivering a sophisticated website that appeals to a diverse online audience.

It was a challenge but we are thrilled with the outcome and delighted to continue the relationship with DDRC as we work together with them in shaping their Social Media offer.” 

Communications Consultant, Louise Walsh, who has been working with DDRC Healthcare and Bluestone360 throughout the process also commented;

“It has been very satisfying to work with both parties, each demonstrating such a great understanding of what they are working to achieve. The team at Bluestone360 have provided superb insights and guidance all the way through, from initial design concepts, through integration of the site with other software systems, to final delivery. 

The finished website showcases the incredible range of advice, guidance, products and services offered by my client DDRC Healthcare. Bluestone360 have helped DDRC Healthcare to express their brand values and their position as a global centre of excellence for diving and hyperbaric medicine, and as a professional provider of high quality, specialist knowledge and expertise.

This easy to use platform will enable my client to keep the content fresh, relevant and engaging, in order to reach their global audience”. 

Visit the website to discover more about the charitable work of DDRC Healthcare in providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy, diver safety education and research. In addition, explore the range of First Aid and medical training courses, medical examinations and wound care services on offer.