The Oxygen Therapy Centre (OTC) has completed a move to larger premises in Trinity Hill and therapy sessions have already started again.

As part of the move, OTC have installed their new double oxygen chamber to increase capacity from 4 to 12 people being treated in each session. This is a significant increase from previous capacity and means they can offer even more sessions to keep up with demand. Requests have risen dramatically over the past few years as oxygen therapy becomes more widely understood and the new chamber isthe only low-pressure oxygen chamber in the Channel Islands.

Between 2016 and 2018, the number of completed sessions rose from 365 to 777. So far this year, the centre has already completed 370 therapies, and the increased capacity should see the final figure for the year reaching an all-time high.

The new premises come complete with improved parking facilities and additional space for private rooms to offer complimentary therapies. Most importantly, the site now belongs solely to the charity rather than being leased giving them the freedom to develop it to continue to provide services to Islanders.

The Oxygen Therapy Centre provides support and rehabilitation to people living with a wide variety of conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, other neurological conditions, cancer and sports injuries.The charity currently helps to treat over 40 different conditions. However, statistics for Jersey show that they could be assisting a lot more considering that 14%1of the Island’s population are defined as disabled, with a proportion of these having conditions that could benefit from oxygen therapy.

The charity still has a target figure of £200K to raise in order to complete the refurbishment of the centre as well as covering ongoing running costs. A recent generous donation of £25K was gratefully received, but they still continue to rely on the generosity and support of the people and businesses of Jersey.

Tori Ducker, Development and Operations Manager at the Oxygen Therapy Centre, says:

‘We are thrilled to have successfully completed the move to our new premises and would like to thank all those who have been involved in this project and donated their time and/or expertise. We are already benefitting from having more space and a larger oxygen chamber which is fantastic considering the amazing results that are achieved for our clients. We still have a lot of money to raise and we would be so grateful if people would come forward to help us.’

To offer assistance to the Oxygen Therapy Centre please call Tori on (0)1534 737297 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, you can donate online