"Will we ever be smoke-free in our hospital grounds?"
About: Ormskirk & District General Hospital Ormskirk & District General Hospital Ormskirk L39 2AZ Southport & Formby District General Hospital Southport & Formby District General Hospital Southport PR8 6PN
Posted by Daisy (as ),
I am tired of both patients and staff continuing to smoke in the grounds of Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals despite a "no smoking policy" being adopted 2 years ago.
Management say they have little power over this matter and BBC TV highlighted this several months ago but still the problem continues.
My daughter resides in Berkshire and if anyone is seen smoking in the grounds of her local hospital a message is relayed to them and they are ejected from the grounds of the hospital by Security Staff if the smoking continues.
I understand that a Merseyside Hospital operates a message system to smokers in their grounds.
Has anyone any suggestions to cut out this harmful habit and improve all our living standards?