The necessity for rapid medical intervention in the case of a commercial diving accident has led the Commission for Health and Safety at Work (CSST) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Quebec to put in place a medical assistance service which can be provided to a remote site by telecommunications. 

The Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Lévis has been designated to provide the service.  Other services relating to diving medicine will also be provided by the Center for Diving Medicine of Quebec and the hospital.  The center has a hyperbaric chamber with a medical support team which will provide a 24 hour-a-day, seven-days-per-week service.  The team is made up of eight Level 2 diving physicians and a coordinator of emergency services.


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