The London Diving Chamber based at The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth specialises in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment and Dive Medicine.
What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment (HBOT)?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment which involves breathing 100% oxygen at an increased pressure, through the use of a Hyperbaric Chamber.
Breathing 100% oxygen under pressure allows oxygen to dissolve into the blood plasma, when this occurs, increased amounts of oxygen can be delivered to injured tissues.
The Chamber located at the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth is a large Multi-place chamber which can accommodate up to 10 “divers” at once. A Hyperbaric Chamber, also known as a Diving Chamber, is best described as a “pressurised room”.
What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy used to treat?
London Diving Chamber is a recompression chamber offering consultation and hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment for:
- Scuba divers suffering from decompression illness (DCI)
- Carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation
- Air or gas embolism
- Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas gangrene)
- Crush injury, compartment Syndrome and other acute traumatic incidents
- Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds
- Necrotising soft tissue infections (subcutaneous tissue, muscle, fascia)
- Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
- Radiation tissue damage (Osteoradionecrosis)
- Skin grafts and Flaps (compromised)
- Thermal burns
- Sports injuries
- Scuba Divers and Decompression Illness (DCI)
- The London diving chamber offers a 24 hour advice line and NHS funded recompression for divers.