No dive resort should be without a hyperbaric chamber available to treat the unfortunate diver that gets decompression sickness. Sadly however, the costs involved are not funded by the community that benefits so much by the presence of divers and so those suffering have to travel often large distances to obtain treatment, at times arriving too late to make a full recovery. The presence of a Hyperlite hyperbaric stretcher at the local medical centre would make a big difference. Those that get early treatment will recover almost immediately and the more serious cases can still be evacuated to the nearest multiplace chamber whilst receiving their therapy under pressure. Divers should never be far from recompression. The bends can occur at any time not necessarily when abusing the tables. Additionally treatment for other conditions such as carbon monoxide poisoning can also be treated there and then.