What do we do?
Chedgrave Therapy Centre provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy to support the wellbeing and quality of life to a range of medical conditions. The centre provides one hour sessions in a pressurised diving bell, which allows 99% pure oxygen to be taken in. The charity tries to keep session donations as low as possible, to ensure that the service can be as inclusive and supportive to everyone wishing to access it. It is through a range of fundraising that we have been able to ask for a donation of £15 per one hour session. The centre is open 3 days a week and supports up to 60 people a week. The team are also flexible to support additional sessions when required.
Who can we help ?
The therapy centre was originally focused on people living with Multiple Sclerosis, but due to studies and national feedback on how other medical conditions could benefit, we widened who could access the service. The oxygen therapy has proved a range for people living with long term conditions such as neurological conditions, as well as short term conditions such as burns, fractures and healing from operations and cancer treatments.
"The therapy allowed quicker healing from a fracture, my consultant couldn't believe my X rays !"
"By attending the centre weekly, I have been able to maintain a good quality of life whilst living with the daily struggles of MS"
"The team are so supportive, when i'm having a down day they soon bring a smile to my face and I know that i'm not alone"
"whilst undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, the therapy helped me cope with day to day, and it helped my healing and fatigue"
A Breath of Fresh Air
In 2020, the centre had to reconsider how the oxygen was supplied, originally supplied via bottles and in line with new guidance, committed to moving to a system that generates oxygen on site, rather that using the previous method. In the long term the new system will allow the centre to be able to generate its own oxygen ( 98%), be more flexible in session delivery, less manual handling for the staff and reduce overhead costs in challenging times. Airpro have worked with a range of medical centres to install this system and the centre has been quoted £35,000 for the project. More details can be found here https://www.airpro.ie/applications/oxygen/