"Might I suggest that you follow ..."

About: Royal Preston Hospital

(as the patient),

What could be improved

Might I suggest that you follow Blackpool Victoria's example and make R.P.H. a smoke free hospital - including the car park? It is unacceptable to have to make your way into the buildings through a pall of smoke from visitors,out patients and worst of all pyjama clad 'in patients' huddled together smoking. To provide smoking shelters serves to condone this harmful habit, one which a "Health Service" should condemn - not condone.

Hats off to the Vic - they've got it right!

R. & I. C. Gault

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Response from Julie-Ann Bowden, Clinical Quality and Assurance Manager, NHS Central Lancashire

Dear R&IC Gault,

You are clearly disappointed that you have observed this at the hospital.

As the primary care organisation that provides funding for the hospital services, I will pass your comments through to the appropriate person to make them aware of how you feel and of your positive experience at Blackpool Victoria.

Thank you for sharing your comments.

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