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Aim of Service

Quality Statement

The service we offer is a Hyperbaric Medicine Facility.

The service comprises the activity of a single discrete facility which provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to both residents and temporary residents on the Isle of Man.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is defined as delivery of oxygen inside a treatment chamber at a partial pressure greater than 100 Kilopascal (kPa). It is typically administered at a partial pressure substantially higher than 100 kPa and seldom at less than 220 kPa.

Mission Statement:

"HBOT IOM is established with the objective of providing the charitable treatment, application and administration of hyperbaric, high dose and normal baric oxygen, in accordance with accepted principals, guidelines and practices, for the management of indicated medical conditions together with the management and relief of pain and suffering.

The operation management and maintenance of hyperbaric Baro and domiciliary chambers, together with any associated equipment.

The promotion of the service in the community to raise funds, and the provision of education and training in the application and delivery of all aspects of oxygen therapy.

Core objectives are:

  • Prompt 24-hour access to emergency Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for appropriate medical conditions through established referral channels.
  • To provide a service from which patients can reasonably expect:
  • To provide any supportive treatment appropriate to the patient’s condition or requirements during hyperbaric or oxygen treatment.
  • To provide ethical and effective oxygen treatment in a safe environment that meets relevant standards and legislation.
  • To provide suitably qualified and experienced staff to advise on the provision of all aspects of oxygen treatment.
  • To integrate with established academic and hyperbaric units, emergency services, referring practitioners both hospital and GP’s based for the benefit of all of our patients.
  • To care for patients during Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments to the highest standard in line with The European Committee on Hyperbaric Medicine / European Diving Technology Committee Educational and Training Standards for Physicians in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (September 2011) and Education of nurses, operators and technicians in hyperbaric facilities in Europe. Resources manual: a document of EBAss / ECHM. Version 2008
  • To receive HBOT administered by trained and qualified personnel in a facility that is well maintained, and in compliance with all relevant regulations and follows best practice.
  • To receive care appropriate to their medical condition.
  • To receive integrated care from other resources including general practitioners (GP), referring specialists and other healthcare professionals.
  • To be at all times treated with respect and dignity with their own wishes being considered where reasonable and practical.
  • To actively engage in relevant research and development and engage in national audit and data collection. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is targeted at a range of conditions and patient groups limited by the commissioning policy to those that most closely align with the principles of evidence and conscientious based medicine.
  • To undertake approved experimental treatments and trials and to adopt new treatment protocols from recognised authorities in the provision of oxygen.