HC Deb 23 July 1968 vol 769 cc83-4W
Mr. Milne

asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the difficulties being encountered by doctors in the North-East in dealing with casualties arising from underwater activities, he will arrange for a decompression chamber to be sited in a hospital in the North-East.

Mr. K. Robinson

By arrangement with the. Ministry of Defence, Service compression chambers are available to civilian patients who need recompression. It is doubtful whether need for such facilities is extensive enough to justify the additional provision of recompression facilities in a National Health Service hospital but the position will be examined in the light of ascertained demand and available resources.

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