This consultation will close on 14th of February so there is not much time to contribute your views.
One of the points of discussion is a proposal to reduce the number of UK chambers from the current 10 to a MAXIMUM of 8. Obviously a maximum of 8 could end up being LESS THAN 8.
We all hope we never need to use the services of a recompression chamber but if we do, we don’t want a long journey before treatment can start. Reducing the number of chambers would have an effect on the efficacy of treatment as the speed of the initial treatment starting is imperative to its success. This could make symptoms worse, increase total treatment costs and reduce the chances of making a full recovery.
On Tuesday this week at the British Diving Safety Group this issue was raised and now the agencies are raising the awareness and asking for your support by sending this link out. Please share this post so we can spread the word to as many people as possible. There’s a link to the relevant survey - we need to make sure that the views of divers are received.
A response from the British Diving Safety Group is being produced, but it is essential that individual divers also respond.
Please complete this survey and spread this important message to all UK divers.