23 September 2015

The Isle of Man hyperbaric medical facility will be raising greater awareness of its fundraising campaign for new headquarters after receiving a Celton Manx Recognition award.

The award provided for the production of a professionally designed brochure to be distributed to the island’s business sector setting out details of sponsorship opportunities to support the Manx charity’s New Facility Fund for a new unit at Noble’s Hospital.

The facility’s Debs Barron said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled with this Recognition award. We’re a very small team and all our efforts have to be channeled into treating our patients and securing funds to keep the existing facility going, so we simply don’t have the resources for marketing.

‘This is all the more important now we’re hoping to relocate to a larger facility at Noble’s Hospital, for which we’ve set up our New Facility Fund, so to have this promotional material is a great start. It will raise our profile in the corporate sector, alert local businesses to our work and hopefully lead to additional  sponsorship opportunities so that once the new facility is operational we can continue providing treatment for many years to come.

‘Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is life-changing for people and once the new facility, which will have three chambers, is up and running, we’ll be able to treat up to 250 patients a day, instead of the current 90. This means the waiting list will be reduced, hospital bed spaces freed up and patients able to resume their normal working and home lives sooner. It will also help position the Isle of Man at the forefront of hyperbaric medicine.’

Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘As Celton Manx invests in the community so the hyberbaric medical facility invests in the island’s health. The treatments it provides support a wide range of conditions and an enhanced unit at Noble’s Hospital will benefit many more patients. It is against this background that we were pleased to make this award to lend heightened visibility to the New Facility Fund campaign.’



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