Facilities

The Isle of Man Hyperbaric Medical facility currently has two Multiplace hyperbaric chambers, and their differing occupant capacity and patient needs ensures that they are always in use.

 

 

Hyperbaric Chamber #1 has room for up to six seated occupants, or a combination of occupants and an attendant.

Chamber #1 is pressurised with normal air, or a combination of mixed gases, and oxygen is delivered through breathing apparatus (masks or hoods).

If a patient requires intensive hyperbaric treatment, Chamber #1 may be pressurised higher than the larger chamber, and patients may stay inside the chamber for longer, on average for 90 minutes.

Hyperbaric Chamber #2 has room for up to 12 patients, depending on the level of injury of the users.

Chamber #2 is large enough to accommodate wheelchair users and other less-able-bodied users, and the ramp up to the entrance ensures easy access.

The chamber is also pressurised with air, and oxygen is delivered using masks or hoods.