State of the art hyperbaric chamber for Quebec

The CHAU Hôtel Dieu de Lévis is an academic hospital affiliated with Laval University. Under this contract, clinical and biomedical training of the hospital staff will be accomplished through OxyHeal’s premier educational entity, the OxyHeal University.  All technical and manufacturing work on this contract will be performed by Hyperbaric Technologies, Inc. (HTI), a member company of the OxyHeal Health Group®.  

The Hospital’s purchase decision was based not only on best price, but also on the demonstrated experience in patient care and clinical operation of a hospital-based multiplace facility which confirmed OxyHeal’s ability to contribute to the development of the layout for and the medical operation of the new hyperbaric clinic.

The purchase of the OxyHeal 5000 Series rectangular multiplace hyperbaric chamber is part of a multimillion dollar project financed by the Government of Québec. It will be part of a new hyperbaric department being built especially for that purpose. With the introduction of this state-of-the-art system to the CHAU Hôtel Dieu de Lévis, this hospital will be able to fill their mandate to administer an advanced hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) capability to serve a population of about 2 million people, which represent the population distributed over a territory of about half the province of Québec.

When this project is completed, the CHAU Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis will house the largest hyperbaric medicine department in Canada.  The chamber will be located immediately above the newly completed Emergency Department, providing residents of the province of Québec with unparalleled emergency access to hyperbaric medical treatment capabilities.

Measuring forty-five feet (13.7 meters) in length, the state-of-the-art OxyHeal 5000 rectangular multiplace hyperbaric chamber system will be the largest such system in the country and the first rectangular triple-compartment, hyperbaric chamber system to be placed into service in Canada.  One compartment will be capable of providing emergency HBO treatments to patients, while routine treatment activities for up to twelve (12) patients can continue independently in the main compartment.  This will clearly place the CHAU Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis in a prominent worldwide leadership position in the field of hyperbaric medicine.

Manufactured with three (3) pressure locks (compartments), designed with a capability for treating up to eighteen (18) patients at different depths (pressures), and controlled from a state-of-the-art touch screen system, the OxyHeal 5000 is a spacious, versatile, multi-use medical device that can be used for the treating various emergent conditions and other indications for which hyperbaric medicine is the standard of care.  In addition to maintaining the capability for treating these conditions, the CHAU Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis intends to use the OxyHeal 5000 to perform elective patient treatments, for the treatment of diving emergencies (e.g. SCUBA divers), and to perform hyperbaric research.

About the CHAU Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis

The CHAU Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis undertakes missions in health care, education, research and evaluation of health care technologies. The hospital is part of the academic hospitals affiliated with the faculty of medicine of Université Laval. The hospital has over 350 beds and acts as a referral hospital, providing complete general and specialized health care, in hospitalization as well as in ambulatory modes, to users from the Chaudière Appalaches  region. One such specialty is hyperbaric medicine: the CHAU Hôtel Dieu de Lévis has taken the lead in Canada in this discipline. The hyperbaric department acts as a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week referral center for the eastern part of the province of Québec. The Centre de Médecine de Plongée du Québec (CMPQ) also provides full time coverage for diving emergencies in the province of Québec.

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W.T. Gurneé, President and CEO

Tel: 619-336-2022

Fax: 619-336-2017



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