Smoking on site

We are working towards both our hospitals becoming smoke free sites and we are encouraging staff, patients and visitors to smoke off our sites and away from the main buildings.

We have made smoking shelters available for both staff, patients and vistors but ideally we wouldn't have to use these and would prefer that people didn't smoke due to the health risks.

Large no smoking signs have been/ are being put up around the hospital site - in areas where smokers tend to be, however it is something that is difficult to police and occasionally staff might ask patients and visitors to move to a smoking shelter. 

We rely on the support of patients and visitors to take notice of the signs and not to smoke on site, particularly at entrances to the hospital - not only is this about protecting their own health but also the thousands of other people who use the hospital every day.