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.
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 and on-call advice. Occupational and Recreational medicals are provided by DDRC Medical Services and DDRC Professional Services offers medical training. We can also offer Companies our Diving Emergency Medical Advice Scheme.
Our two not-for-profit subsidiaries, DDRC Professional Services Ltd. and DDRC Medical Services Ltd. gift any income generated to DDRC Healthcare to support our charitable work.