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Emergency Recompression Chamber Help and Advice Line

In the event of a diving accident, please contact the Hyperbaric Facility as soon as possible. Drink plenty of fluids, preferably an isotonic solution, and use oxygen. Do not attempt to drive yourself to the Facility. Consider bringing an overnight bag in case you are kept in hospital overnight, and if possible, bring your dive computer with you.

As a Category 1 Cox chamber, we can accommodate any patient in any diagnostic condition – from mild symptoms to ventilatory support for the critically ill, including full patient monitoring. Decompression Illness (DCI), also known as ‘the bends’, can manifest with symptoms such as pain in joints and altered sensation, skin rashes, balance and coordination issues causing difficulty in walking and standing, headache, nausea and vomiting, vertigo, numbness and tingling in extremities, unusual fatigue, paralysis, muscular weakness, difficulty urinating, difficulty breathing, and altered levels of consciousness. This list is not exhaustive but outlines some of the most common forms of DCI. Patients experiencing even mild DCI should still contact a Hyperbaric Facility for help and advice.

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