Hyperbaric Treatment Center


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was added to the Center's services in 2011. This advanced therapy has made a significant impact on the care of patients with chronic wound, improving the body's own healing capabilities. Hyperbaric Seal

The Winchester Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center is accredited by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society, a professional organization representing physicians, nurses and technicians in the field of hyperbaric medicine.

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How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Works

Your body uses oxygen to nourish your cells. The air you breathe is about 21% oxygen, and the rest is mostly nitrogen. In the hyperbaric chamber, a patient breathes 100% oxygen delivered at a pressure higher than normal. This allows a larger amount of oxygen to enter the blood and other tissues to speed up the healing process. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment used for many problem wounds, such as those that result from diabetes, bone infections, radiation injuries to bone or soft tissue, burns and more.

Patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen treatment rest comfortably in a pressurized, single person chamber under the supervision of a technician at all times. Patients can rest, sleep or watch television throughout the treatment, which lasts between 1 1/2 - 2 hours. This specialized therapy is not painful but requires a time commitment. Treatment may be given five times a week and may last for several weeks.

What Makes Us Different?

At Winchester Hospital our hyperbaric center staff has undergone specialized advanced training. Many of our staff are certified by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, American Board of Wound Healing and/or the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board; certifications which require hundreds of hours of clinical experience.

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Unlike some other hyperbaric centers, our staff has special advanced training in hyperbarics. Our accrediting society requires that anyone who works in hyperbarics should have at least 40 hours of training. All of our physicians, nurses and technologists have undergone this 40-hour training course.