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Hyperbaric Chamber

Hyperbaric Chamber
Opening Times: 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.
Telephone: Emergency hotline (01493 603151), urgent cases (01493 452452), enquiries (01493 453526).
Location: Ground floor, west corridor.

Welcome to the East of England Hyperbaric Chamber at the James Paget University Hospitals. Our unit provides state-of-the-art elective and emergency hyperbaric oxygen services on a 24-hour basis for the whole of the Eastern Region and beyond.

We are one of only a few chambers in the country with a Category 1 status, which means we can ventilate and monitor critically sick patients whilst receiving oxygen therapy.

The unit provides spacious and cool chamber environment to patients who have the choice of lying down or sitting in a comfortable chair during their treatment. The chamber is air conditioned and can hold 8 seated patients, including an attendant.

The chamber is fitted with three types of oxygen delivery systems; free-flow hood tents, light-weight masks and a Hyperbaric ventilator for intubated ICU patients.

We work closely with the London Hyperbaric Chamber at Whipps Cross University Hospital. Both units are a public-private initiative with Wound Healing Centres Ltd, who own the equipment and support the running of the service.

 

What services are provided?

The chamber is used to treat patients with a wide range of conditions. These include:

  • Severe Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Decompression illness
  • Gas/Air embolism
  • Necrotising soft tissue infections
  • Soft tissue radiation damage
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Selected problem wounds
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Acute soft tissue Ischaemia
  • Severe Haemorrhagic Anaemia

 

How can I get a referral?

Patients can be referred via a consultant.