Internationally renowned diving studies, biomedical research & clinical trials
Our charity and trading subsidiaries, facilities, history, jobs & fundraising
Medicals for recreational & professional divers, seafarers & offshore workers, including ENG1 and Oil & Gas UK.
Our doctors specialise in diving and hyperbaric medicine. Non-emergency Fitness to Dive advice provided.
Safety, medical & First Aid courses. Specialising in divers, offshore & maritime workers, and hyperbaric operators & physicians
Emergency & non-emergency treatment at our Hyperbaric Medical facilities in Plymouth and Wales
Our professional services including specialist training & consultancy for international clients
We have come a long way since it all began in 1980 from a converted boat shed in Plymouth
How to book a tour, a talk or presentation, or come for a Pot Dive
Provision of specialist wound care services for NHS and private clients
Information on our hyperbaric chambers, training, research and treatment facilities
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We are accredited by many professional bodies and organisations to deliver medicals, training and treatments
MCA approved provider of the ENG1 Seafarer Medical Certificate
Booking a medical: HSE diving, OGUK (formerly UKOOA),Topside, ENG1 etc.
Details of medical examinations and self declaration forms for recreational divers
HSE approved occupational medicals for commercial divers and offshore workers
Common medical conditions and how they might affect diving
Advice on diving when using prescription drugs
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Advice on diving with Cardiovascular Risk Factors from our Diving Doctors
A one day event designed to help recreational divers to be prepared for a diving accident
Can I go diving with diabetes? Advice and information for divers with diabetes.
Our team are specialised in wound management, dressings and infection control, for NHS and private patients
Information & advice for diving emergencies: evacuation and treatment
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat victims of CO poisoning
Examples of patients who have been treated using hyperbaric oxygen therapy, for various conditions
Information for patients on using Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) to heal wounds
Information for professionals on the uses of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and how to access it for patients
Latest Research Study into UK Recreational Divers Mental Fitness
Understanding the processes of wound healing and the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Information on the clinical trials we are and have been involved in.
Introductions to the members of our Research Team, their specialisms and credentials
What is HBO and how does it work?
For recreational & professional divers, physicians & hyperbaric chamber operators. Includes DMT & DAN courses.
Wide range of courses including EFR, EMT, FAW, manual handling, feeding, infection control, driver training & more
HSE Offshore (Rig) Medic or Offshore First Aid, MCA STCW Medical Care or First Aid on Board Ship & more
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DDRC Healthcare, a UK registered charity no. 279652, specialising in diving and hyperbaric medicine.
Contact Us: Tel +44(0)1752 209999 INCLUDING EMERGENCIES
Hyperbaric Medical Centre
Plymouth Science Park
Devon PL6 8BU
Tel +44(0)1752 209999 (directions)
We also have a smaller unit in Cardiff at the Hyperbaric Unit in Spire Hospital Cardiff which treats routine, elective, non-emergency patients only.
What do we do?
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. We can also offer Companies our Diving Emergency Medical Advice Scheme.
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