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UK Hyperbaric Chamber
Locations

The list below gives the approximate location of the Hyperbaric Chambers around the UK

LocationCategory
Aberdeen1
Chichester1
Dundee4
Fort William2
Gravesend3
Great Yarmouth1
Guernsey1
Hull1
Isle of Cumbrae3
Isle of Man2
Jersey3
Whipps Cross1
Manchester4
Oban2
Orkney2
Peterborough4
Plymouth1
Poole1
Portadown2
Preston2
Cardiff Bay2
Stathcarron3
Tyne & Wear3
Wirral1

Category Types

Category 1
Facilities should be capable of receiving patients in any diagnostic category who may require Advanced Life Support either immediately or during hyperbaric treatment.

Category 2
Facilities should be capable of receiving patients in any diagnostic category who are judged by the referring medical officer not to be likely to require Advanced Life Support during hyperbaric treatment.

Category 3
Facilities should be capable of receiving emergency referrals of divers and compressed air tunnel workers. These facilities should also be capable of providing elective treatment of residual symptoms of decompression illness. Patients may be accepted, in the name of the Medical Director (whose role is defined in para 24 of the Cox Report), even when no Hyperbaric Duty Doctor is available at the time of referral provided, in the view of the referring clinician, the patient’s condition demands immediate action. This does not obviate the need for discussion with the Hyperbaric Duty Doctor who should attend the patient as soon as is practicable.

Category 4
Facilities should be capable of receiving elective and emergency referrals of patients in any diagnostic category who are judged by the referring medical officer, on the advice of the Hyperbaric Duty Doctor, not to be likely to require access during hyperbaric treatment. Normally monoplace chambers are not suitable for the immediate treatment of acute decompression illness

If you require any further information or advice on Hyperbaric Chambers, please call us on 01279 815559 or email us at: steve@2dive4.co.uk

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