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I had a pre HBOT consultation yesterday at the Spire Hospital in the Wirral and am to have 20 sessions of HBOT and then if I have teeth removed then another 10 sessions. It is an amazing place! Apparently most of their clients go there because of ORN (and mainly of the jaw). They are part of the HOPON trial which has been going for 15 years with very good results. Some of their patients travel all the way from Cumbria and some have B&B during the week paid for by NHS, many also get hospital transport as its to do with cancer.
For people who are nervous about HBOT this shows a picture of the chamber (the MS thereapy centre ones tend to be much smaller) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21260245 (this one is in Plymouth but is the same as the one in the Wirral.) It is enormous - much bigger than a garden shed and has windows and is very bright. A member of staff also stays in the chamber with the patients so very safety/welfare conscious. They are very happy to have people just come to have a look and even sit in there with the doors open. Also apparently funding for HBOT at these Spire Hospitals is still readily available in England and now comes straight from the Government rather than through the GP /health boards - something else that many people are not told about.
We really need to spread the word about what is available.....
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