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St Richard’s Hyperbaric Medicine Unit (HMU)

The Hyperbaric Medicine Unit (HMU) at St Richard’s is registered with the Care Quality Commission. It can treat emergency and non-emergency patients for the NHS.

It is a Category 1 facility and can take patients who need intensive care during the treatment.

The chamber is owned and operated by QinetiQ, who provide the unit’s medical director, technical staff, hyperbaric nurses and attendants and some of the diving doctors.

The Ministry of Defence funds the provision of the service in support of military diving and doctors from the Institute of Naval Medicine participate in the rota for medical cover. The NHS funds treatment for decompression illness.

University Hospitals Sussex provides support services to the HMU, including the intensive care unit and other medical specialties needed to look after patients between treatments.

Last Updated:31/03/2024
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Hyperbaric Medicine Unit (HMU)
St Richard's Hospital, Spitalfield Lane, Chichester, PO19 6SE, UK

+44 1243 330 096
All therapies provided at this location:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised room.

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