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Expansion plans aired at hyperbaric chamber

Charity aims to find new premises

A new home and improved facilities are on the horizon for the Island's hyperbaric chamber.

Health chiefs say they back the Douglas-based facility in its aim to find new premises - big enough to house two large chambers, offering scope for many more oxygen therapy treatments. 

The unit currently receives an annual grant of £100,000 from the health budget and needs to raise £50,000 in donations each year. 

The facility has been running for 30 years, enhancing the recovery of patients with a range of injuries and conditions, including many motorcyclists and road racers.

Chamber manager David Downie says they've already taken a major step towards expanding the service:

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