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The Diving Chamber Treatment Trust

How the Diving Chamber Treatment Trust (DCTT) will fund your Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatment


The aim of this charity is to provide funding for HBOT, where:
  • There is evidence to support its use with your condition but delays in PCT agreement to fund could worsen your prognosis
  • There is evidence to support its use with your condition but delays in private health cover agreement to fund could worsen your prognosis
  • There is lesser evidence to support HBOT but it is used in other countries widely and both your referring doctor and the chamber doctor feel it would be of benefit to you and: no funding would be forthcoming from the NHS or private cover; and you are not in a position to pay yourself
  • There is a theoretical benefit to you, and it is part of a wider research programme and you are not in a position to pay yourself.

If you feel your condition fulfils any of the above criteria, then the DCTT will look to fund your treatment at your closest diving chamber.


The DCTT will need:
  • A copy of your referral from your consultant dealing with that particular medical condition
  • A letter from the doctor allied to the diving chamber of your choice that states your condition warrants HBOT and that you are fit for HBOT
  • An estimate of how many treatments should be needed

The DCTT will then contact the relevant chamber to:
  • Discuss costs of treatment and how the DCTT will pay the fees
  • Discuss any ancillary costs, e.g. travel or specialist chamber equipment needed to treat you

When all the above have been done the DCTT will then:
  • Inform you personally of its agreement to fund your treatment
  • Inform you when you can start your treatment
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