"Staff smoking in uniform"
About: Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) Truro TR1 3LJ
Posted by LadyinLilac (as ),
I know that working for the NHS must be incredibly stressful. But the sheer amount of uniformed hospital staff who I have seen smoking around Treliske is astonishing.
To address this issue I think that Treliske should have an internal stop smoking campaign. Is there something you can do or provide that'll help your staff? Patches? Safe vaping? Support group? Mentoring?
When having treatment I certainly don't expect to be inhaling second hand stale smoke from someone's uniform. Not only that we had to move our car in the carpark to get away from drifting smoke from a group of nurses.
I feel that smoking is no longer frowned upon at Treliske and it should be. And it's obvious that staff are stressed and morale is low.