5 April 2011

Members from SSAC visited ‘The Chamber’ at the local hyperbaric unit at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester. Dr Mark Glover and Nurse Sara Hassan hosted the visit with a presentation on the causes and treatments of DCI followed by a tour around the chamber including details of the operation of the chamber and what happens during a ‘dry’ dive.

The visit was very worthwhile and divers left confident of what would happen in the event of a DCI incident, with a greater understanding of DCI and most importantly in the knowledge they must seek early advice in the event of suspected DCI.

Overheard in the (well-appointed) coffee bar: “It'd be worth getting a DCI, just to use some of this Gucci kit.”

St Richard's Hospital Decompression ChamberSt Richard's Hospital Decompression Chamber Man-Lock