Patients’ views

“Going in the chamber helps my general well being”
Marie, multiple sclerosis, September 2013


My name Nick Noble and I came off my motorbike on 15th September 2014 and broke my tibula, fibula and also had a spinal fracture.

I was fitted with an external fixator on my leg to align the bones and then I was told it was just a matter of time.

Being what I am, I needed to speed up my recovery! I did some research on the internet for some sort of alternative treatment/aid and discovered Chedgrave MS Therapy who have a chamber where you can breathe oxygen under pressure which can help heal br…

“I go to the chamber for treatment every week.  I cannot say what it does for my condition, but if I don’t go I know I haven’t been”
John, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), May 2013


The team, from left: Shirley, Jean, Lilian and Ingrid

The Centre is fortunate to have a tremendous team to run it.  The Manager is Jean Woodrow, with Ingrid Pennell as her ‘second in command’.  These are the only two paid members of staff.

We have two regular volunteers.  Shirley Goate, who has been a volunteer for many years and Lilian Simmonds who is in charge of teas.

Everyone is trained to operate the panel which is used to work the hyperbaric oxygen chamber and yearly training is given on all aspects.  All of the team are been CRB (now DBS) checked and hold a first aid certificate which is updated every three years.

Things can get pretty hectic at times and they are all excellent at bringing a smile to everyone’s faces.