"Problem with smokers at Endoscopy unit entrance"
About: Hairmyres Hospital / General Surgery Hairmyres Hospital General Surgery G75 8RG
Posted by Just834 (as ),
My treatment at the hospital was faultless. Everything the nurses and doctors did was professional and I can’t thank them enough.
However, there is one major problem which I raised with the staff that I saw. As I entered the hospital and followed the directions to the clinic I went down a long corridor. As I went along this corridor the smell of smoke became stronger to the extent that I began to feel quite queasy, particularly as I had been fasting in anticipation of my treatment. I discovered the smell was due to people smoking just by an entrance to the Endoscopy unit, when I mentioned it I was told any approaches to the smokers resulted in abuse.
Each time this door opened the smell of the smoke was drawn in – It cannot be right for the staff or the patients to be in that atmosphere. I felt so bad I had to move to the seat furthest away from the door.