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Galway Earmarked For Hyperbaric Therapy Centre

3rd February 2017
Hyperbaric chambers like this one at Canada’s Simon Fraser University are used to treat decompression sickness Hyperbaric chambers like this one at Canada’s Simon Fraser University are used to treat decompression sickness Photo: SFU

#Diving - Planning permission is being sought for a new hyperbaric therapy centre in Galway city centre, as Galway Bay FM reports.

Regularly used for the treatment of damaged body tissues, hyperbaric facilities are also key to the treatment of decompression sickness, or ‘the bends’ – a risk for deepwater divers.

Last November, Cork’s SCUBA diving community announced plans to raise funds for a local hyperbaric chamber, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

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