After abrupt closure, Hyperbaric Treatment Center reopens

After abrupt closure, Hyperbaric Treatment Center reopens

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hyperbaric Treatment Center at UH is back open after a nearly three month closure.

The facility, which provides treatment for divers suffering from decompression sickness or the "bends," shut down in October because of a doctor shortage.

Since then, nine physicians have been recruited.

The center opened Jan. 15, at least a month ahead of schedule.

A spokesman says there is still more work to do.

The facility is expected to begin a $1.5 million upgrade this year.

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