MS Centre fundraiser
THE MS North West Therapy Centre in Sligo needs €24,000 to upgrade a vital piece of equipment for its users.
The funds are required to replace a part of the centre’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber. The therapy is a medical treatment that improves the body’s natural healing process by users breathing in 100% oxygen. By increasing the concentration of oxygen in the blood more can be delivered to damaged tissue. People who use the chamber have noted an increase in overcoming fatigue, improving balance and sight, as well as improving well being. The technology is very well established with all commercial aircraft having hyperbaric chambers equipped with oxygen breathing systems.
The centre, based in Ballytivnan, opened in 1993 and was the brain child of the late Padraic Kilcullen, who had MS himself and was aware of the need for a facility in Sligo to cater for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now, the centre offers much-needed services including, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and the Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber, a non-invasive treatment that sufferers find very relaxing.
The centre’s emphasis is on enriching the lives of people with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions, by providing much needed services and supports.
According to the team at the centre Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a vital part of the services. To donate people can visit www.mstherapy.ie.
The existing oxygen therapy chamber