"Smoking at William Harvey Hospital"
About: William Harvey Hospital / Paediatrics William Harvey Hospital Paediatrics TN24 0LZ
Posted by WWF (as ),
We have had all of our three children at William Harvey Hospital. All three have had conditions requiring extended stays in hospital and we cannot fault the professionalism and care given by the staff there. However despite 'proud' signs declaring the hospital smoke free there are still numerous people smoking on the common walkways from the car park and around hospital entrances. The smell of this even finds its way inside.
I do not like walking through this myself and I particularly do not want my children subject to it. Our third child was born was respiratory problems and I find it absolutely disgraceful that we have to subject her to this filth every time we have to visit hospital which is quite regular due to her conditions.
It is quite clear that the NHS is not able to stop smoking completely on their sites. Would it not be possible for the smokers to be provided with an area well away from the common walking routes and entrances for them to feed their habit? Then this should be ‘policed’ to ensure those of us not wishing to breath in their toxins are not subject to it.