22 June 2013
Kimberley Vallance who is a keen diver completed the ITEX walk on Saturday raising £215 for the Jersey Hyberbaric Treatment Centre. We are grateful to everyone who sponsored Kimberley, we even put her in the Chamber for a dive this evening. Photo of Kimberley handing the cheque to Martyn, and dry dive with Elaine.
02 & 03 June 2013
We undertook a treatment for a local diver that had completed a dive to 38m earlier that day. The diver was treated with a table 62 which gave him Oxygen with aire breaks over 4 hours and 45mins. After the first treatment the diver was feeling a lot better and was treated on Table 61 the following evening.
We are pleased to advise that the diver is feeling a lot better and will be back diving soon.
19 May 2013
In horrible weather 3 team members , and a couple of diving friends and Darius's dog Scooby undertook the Jersey Mencap South Coast Walk (15 miles from La Rocque to Corbiere). I am pleased to say that all finished and raised £337.50; which was split between Jersey Mencap and the Jersey Hyperbaric Treatment Centre.
Photo of the donation can be located on facebook
16 May 2013
We undertook a treatment for a diver returning from Sharm showing signs of decompression illness; we are pleased to say that after being treated with a table 62 (being 18 & 9 meters with oxygen use) the patient was showing a good recovery, and has since confirmed that she has made a full recovery.
Thanks to all the team members that showed up for the call out, and apologises if you did not get a call.
07 Oct 12
The Team were called out to treat a local diver suffering with various symptoms associated with the bends (or dive related symptoms), she had just come back from a holiday where she had been diving. Her symptoms included Joint pain in the legs and shoulder together with general tiredness. Due to the delay in starting treatment it was decided by the doctor to try a treatment, we used RN Table 62 both consisting of Oxygen treatment at 18 & 9 metres interspersed with air breaks for a total duration of 4 hrs 45 minutes. We are delighted to be able to say that the casualty has made a complete recovery following her treatment. Thanks to all the team members that were able to attend to give this treatment.
Sept/Oct 12 saw us undertake a oxygen therapy treatment over 4 weeks, thanks to all the team members who helped out, and our best wishes go to the patent, we hope it has been useful and beneficial.
For further information on treatment tables, please see the FAQ's section above.
30 Oct 12
Vince Cooper completed the Jersey Marathon this year collecting donations for the JHTC, who with the help of the staff of Minerva Trust & Corporate Services Ltd raised the sum of £267.Thanks for all your hard work & training and keep up the diving.
02 Oct 12
Thanks goes to Allen Wheway for his kind donation, without the support of friends and family we would not be here.
14 Aug 12
With the help of Dive Jersey and the team at Oceanic UK we are grateful for the donation of the cables for their current range of dive computers. This will help us with viewing the profiles of any future treatments we have to undertake.
On Friday 03 August the Team were called out to treat a local 29 year old diver suffering with various symptoms associated with the bends (or dive related symptoms), he did 4 dives on Sunday with 2 being deeper dives. His symptoms included Joint pain in the legs and shoulder together and tingling in his wrists and hands. Due to the delay in starting treatment it was decided by the doctor to start the diver on a RN Table 61 treatment and seeing that the symptoms had started to ease the diver changed to RN Table 62 both Tables consists of Oxygen treatment at 18 & 9 metres interspersed with air breaks for a total duration of 4 hrs 45 minutes. We are delighted to be able to say that the casualty has made a complete recovery following his treatment. Thanks to all the team members that were able to attend to give this treatment and Happy Chef Limited for donating some food to keeping the chamber team going.For further information on treatment tables, please see the FAQ's section above.
After 6 months of having a faulty kitchen tap, we were kindly donated a new one from the Plumb Centre at Rue Des Pres Trading Estate, it is greatly appreciated as we now have hot water in the kitchen again. It was kindly fitted by our team member Darius Dolbel.
The chamber recently received a donation from Vince Cooper. Who as a keen diver had recently taken part in the Jersey marathon to raise funds for us. The money received will be used to help finance our annual maintenance of the chamber.
Pictured below is our Chairman Andy De la Cour receiving the funds from Vince
A male diver was treated at the chamber for decompression illness following his return from holiday. The diver was expieriencing joint pain, pins and needles and was feeling very tired. After an examination by the dive Dr, it was decided that he should be treated using the conventional table 62. Following this treatment the diver was much improved but was still not feeling 100%. He was further treated the following day using a shorter treatment RN table 14. We are pleased to say that he is now fully recovered. We are unsure as to the exact cause of his DCS, but as he first noticed the sysptoms whilst flying, it could be related to flying after diving.
The chamber recently received two generous donations, from 'Trant Jersey' and 'Scour Protection ltd'. The reason for the donations was that the JHTC made itself available to the above contractors whilst work was being carried out by Scour Protection and their team of divers on the various harbour walls in St Helier. This work included underpinning work of the harbour walls using Geotextile mattresses in the large voids created by the erosion of the harbour walls by the scouring effect of the sea. This scouring was particularly bad in areas which are affected by ships manoeuvering. The work was carried out over a 7 month period and happily the services of the Hyperbaric chamber was not required. It was a pleasure to have been of service to the contractors and we are extremely grateful for their generosity. The money received will be used to help finance our annual maintenance of the chamber.
Pictured below is Andy de la Cour receiving a cheque from Mr Tony Ballantyne of Trant Jersey, with various members of the chamber team along with members of the Scour Protection diving team.
With the Help of Bouley Bay Dive Centre and the team at Suunto Diving UK we are grateful for the donation of the cables for their current range of dive computers. This will help us with viewing the profiles of any future treatments we have to undertake.
On Thursday 20th August the Team were called out to treat a local 27 year old diver suffering with various symptoms associated with the bends, following an uneventful 18 metre dive the previous day. His symptoms included Joint pain in the legs and shoulder together with extreme fatigue. The diver was succesfully treated using RN Table 62 which consists of Oxygen treatment at 18 & 9 metres interspersed with air breaks for a total duration of 4 hrs 45 minutes. We are delighted to be able to say that the casualty has made a complete recovery following his treatment. For further information on treatment tables, please see the FAQ's section above.
On Sunday August 3rd a visiting diver suffered a spinal bend following a dive on the wreck of the Heron, situated North of Jersey. The diver was treated in the Jersey Hyperbaric Treatment Centre’s dive chamber on that day and subsequently on the following next two days. (For dive details please read dive buddies comments in the visitors’ book section of this site) The diver was treated using the standard table 62 which included two extensions at 18 metres on the first day followed the next day by another table 62 with one extension at 18 metres and a final treatment on the third day using table 61. Total treatment time over the three day was approximately 13 hours. We are happy to report that the diver has now returned to the UK and has now all but fully recovered from his injuries.
Groups of local Divers associated with H20 Sports, visited the chamber twice over the last two weeks and were treated to a series of 30 metre 'Dry' dives or as we call them , "Pot Dives". These Pot dives offer a great opportunity for divers to experience a dive in the chamber in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. It is a fun experience with a serious message and a great opportunity for divers to get to know a bit more about the Hyperbaric Chamber facility, the team and what we do. It is also an opportunity for the team to meet the local diving community and hopefully pass on some of the knowledge they have about the dangers of DCS and how it can be treated here in Jersey. The JHTC Team see this type of activity as a vital part of the development of diving education here in the Island and would like to thank Phil and Kate of H20 Diving for their help and participation in this intiative. For information about how you can experience a 'Pot Dive' please contact the Chamber Team.Divers in the "POT"