DDRC Healthcare, Hyperbaric Medical Centre, is a not-for-profit organisation (registered charity no. 279652) established as the Diving Diseases Research Centre in 1980.
The charity is based at Plymouth Science Park adjacent to Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital & Major Trauma Centre and operates a satellite hyperbaric unit at the Spire Cardiff Hospital, Wales.
Our primary aim is to promote and deliver treatment, training, research and education associated with the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO or HBOT) to emergency and elective patients. We are a Category 1 facility and house 1 Krug chamber, 2 Comex and 1 Monoplace.
We also support the diving, marine and offshore communities by providing hyperbaric and medical treatment, on-call advice, medical training and occupational medicals through our trading subsidiary, DDRC Professional Services Ltd and we can also offer Companies our Diving Emergency Medical Advice Scheme.
DDRC Wound Care Ltd was established in 2011 (initially as Plymouth Wound Care Ltd) and offers specialist care to the public for a variety of wounds, but with emphasis on treating difficult to heal chronic wounds including leg ulcers.
Our two not-for-profit subsidiaries, DDRC Professional Services Ltd. and DDRC Wound Care Ltd. gift any income generated to DDRC Healthcare to support our charitable work.
Our core activities are:
- Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (including diver recompression)
- Training, Education & Advice
- Wound care