"Smoking ban is being flouted"
About: Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Posted by Tiny Wharton (as ),
I am very disappointed to report that the smoking ban at The Western General in Edinburgh is being flouted.
Not only by visitors strolling in taking their last few puffs before entering the hospital doors - - but also by some patients and staff too.
Yesterday, apart from the usual smokers in the "E-cig only" shelter, near the exit of car park 3, -whilst sheltering from the rain, we had to endure not only 2 members of public smoking alongside us, but also a member of staff of The Western General too.
During the time these three individuals continued to smoke, the male member of the party, (dressed in hospital attire) - informed us that he was in the process of doing a "double shift" - from 06. 00 until 22. 00.
What he failed to inform us of, was that he didn't give two hoots about the smoking ban, or why he wished us to breathe in the smoke he was exhaling.
Please get government support to get enforcement officers to make everyone comply with the law.
Lots of visitors attend this hospital in order to get cured of cancer - - not be subjected to one of the main causes of this disease.