DDRC Healthcare, Plymouth, Devon

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Welcome to DDRC

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

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. 

Plymouth Wound Care 

Our experience, skills and facilities  provide specialised wound care services to privately funded patients and to deliver wound care related research activities. 

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.

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

Want to find out more?

Our online e-newsletter can be viewed here or see our quarterly printed newsletter here. For a wider round up of our activities, see our Biennial Report. 

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest. 




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Upcoming Events

  • Diving On The Edge
    Our 2nd Diving On The Edge (of Adventure, Technology and Medicine) day, for those who are passionate about recreational scuba diving.
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  • Dive Accident Responder Course
    A one day event designed to help recreational divers to be prepared for a diving accident
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  • Taster Day
    A 'Taster Day' providing doctors and medical students with an insight into Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine
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