Patients encouraged to go smokefree with new hospital signs
New signage has been installed at all NNUH sites, including the N&N Hospital and Cromer Hospital reminding patients, staff and visitors that smoking is not allowed in the hospital grounds.
The new installation is part of a long-term plan to reduce tobacco smoking on hospital premises in line with national guidance. Along with the signage, a new vaping etiquette has been adopted, which allows vaping outdoors provided it is away from doors, windows and busy areas such as bus shelters and car parks.
Professor Nancy Fontaine, Chief Nurse, said: “We want all our patients to be healthy and free from the illnesses caused by smoking. Next time you visit us, ask your nurse or consultant about stopping smoking, or ask for fast acting Nicotine Replacement Therapy during a hospital stay. We need everybody’s help to keep our sites smokefree.”
The NHS provides free advice and support for anyone wanting to quit smoking. Visit Norfolk’s Smokefree Service at https://www.smokefreenorfolk.nhs.uk/