National Hyperbaric Centre teams with Danmedical to deliver a step change in medical support and training to the offshore industry


The agreement forms a key part of NHC’s on-going programme of capability enhancements designed to deliver improvements in the quality of medical training and support. Under the agreement DanMedical’s proven D-MAS HyperSat medical monitoring systems will be available for demonstration and training at NHC.

DanMedical’s systems have recently been installed in the hyperbaric chambers of NHC’s facility, allowing real-time medical monitoring of patients. The D-MAS device measures the patient’s heart rhythm and ECG, blood pressure, blood oxygen content and core temperature, thereby allowing specialist doctors to provide real-time, expert medical advice from outside the chamber.

D-MAS has already been deployed by a number of leading offshore energy contractors and medical advisors world-wide. With the equipment now also in place at the NHC’s hyperbaric facility, NHC will provide training and first-line support to Aberdeen-based clients and users of DanMedical’s services and devices.

Alan Green, General Manager of NHC said:

“NHC is committed to improving the safety of subsea operations through the delivery of high-fidelity training and world-class emergency response services. We share this commitment to safety with DanMedical, whose capabilities complement our own. They are a key partner in our mission to advance the services and capabilities of NHC.”

Peter Couldery, CEO of DanMedical added:

“We are delighted to be working with NHC to raise the standard of medical monitoring available to offshore workers. We believe that NHC, with the support of its parent company JFD, can play a key role in training medics, divers and workers in innovative medical practices that can save lives”.

About DanMedical

DanMedical enable better medical support to workers and patients in remote, difficult, or dangerous locations.

Dan Medical’s D-MAS telemedicine solutions allow a First Aider/Medic with a patient at a remote location to obtain, record and transmit vital patient medical information in real-time. This permits unprecedented medical support and better patient outcomes in remote locations.

D-MAS Remote is a complete clinical monitoring and diagnostic device, used by leading Medical practitioners worldwide. D-MAS HyperSat is our specialist device for use by Divers working in Saturation pressure and in Hyperbaric chambers.

About NHC

National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC) provides services and expertise to the subsea and pressure-related industries, offering a wide range of services from commercial diver training, hyperbaric welding, subsea testing, consulting and emergency services to customers worldwide.

NHC’s training centres in Aberdeen and Singapore join JFD’s training facility in Perth, Australia in the provision of industry-respected subsea training courses for commercial and defence divers.

About JFD

In 2015, NHC became a part of JFD.

JFD was formed through the merger of James Fisher Defence and Divex to become one of the world’s leading subsea operations and engineering companies.

JFD has bases in the UK, USA, Australia, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and Germany. The company is perhaps best known for its submarine rescue capabilities; the company offers a range of products and services focused on the underwater domain, from special operations vehicles to commercial salvage work.

About James Fisher & Sons plc

James Fisher & Sons plc is NHC’s and JFD’s ultimate parent company.

James Fisher & Sons plc is a leading service provider in all sectors of the marine industry and a specialist supplier of engineering services to the nuclear industry in the UK and abroad. With offices in the Europe, the Middle East, Singapore, India, Australia and Africa, the company serves both the private and public sectors and adopts a practical approach to the management of assets and provision of high quality services, ensuring an appropriate use of technology and a sound understanding of each customer’s requirements. Building on the experience and expertise gained over more than 160 years of operating in the marine environment, James Fisher brings practical experience, innovation and commercial best practice to all of its clients’ projects and services.

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