"First class care but no-smoking policy needs..."
About: Royal Derby Hospital / Breast surgery Royal Derby Hospital Breast surgery DE22 3NE
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I have had 12months of breast cancer treatment - mastectomy, chemo & radiotherapy.
I have nothing but praise for the NHS and the wonderful staff at RDH.
However, I have a huge gripe about the no-smoking policy in the hospital grounds.
There is signage at every entrance stating that this is a no-smoking zone yet there will always be some ignorant and disrespectful people who think it's their right to have a quick ciggie without getting their slippers wet!!
This means that they will stand right next to the automatic doors, sometimes in front of the signs!!
Well, it's my right to be able to walk into the hospital for my appointments and not to have to inhale cigarette smoke.
Even walking towards the main entrance of the Hospital is a disgrace with cigarette butts where the Staff and visitors seem to congregate by the zebra crossing.
Not a very good first impression of an otherwise first-class facility.