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Hyperbaric Medicine

The Hyperbaric Medicine Unit in Aberdeen is a nationally funded service providing consultant delivered care for the whole of Scotland. Emergency and elective treatment is provided for decompression illness, carbon monoxide poisoning, osteoradionecrosis, and other wounds and infections. This is backed up by a 24 hour medical advice line for emergency referrals.

Medical cover is provided by consultants from Anaesthetics, Medicine and Accident & Emergency. Each consultant continues to work within their base specialty but with a part-time commitment to the hyperbaric service in their job plan. The unit provides internationally recognised courses in hyperbaric medicine and opportunities regularly arise for consultant colleagues, who wish to develop an interest, to be trained locally and join the service. We also provide training for nursing staff and opportunities for medical students from the UK to undertake elective attachments.

For more details, please visit the Hyperbaric Medcine Unit website.

Coastguard helicopter landing at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary   One of the hyperbaric chambers