"Tobacco smoke at Wishaw"
About: Wishaw General Hospital Wishaw General Hospital Wishaw ML2 0DP
Posted by Outraged again (as ),
I have had the misfortune of visiting an elderly friend in Wishaw General Hospital several times over the last couple of weeks, each time I visit I have to walk through the main entrance where the smokers congregate. I am then stinking of tobacco smoke, the entrance hall stinks of tobacco smoke all the way to the seating area beside the shop.
On the way out of the hospital, I again have to walk through the smelly entrance hall and the tobacco smoke outside the main entrance. When I get in my car, I can not only smell but taste the tobacco smoke. When I arrive home 20 minutes later I have to change before I cuddle my children as they can smell the smoke from me and wonder where I have been.
You can imagine how confused they are when I tell them the hospital?
If I went to a bar, restaurant, nightclub, shop, my place of work smokers are and would not be allowed to smoke in the entrance. When I visit other hospitals in Lanarkshire and Glasgow, smokers are not allowed and do not smoke at the hospital entrance.
Therefore please can you outline what Wishaw General Hospital are doing to ensure that I, my children and the patients being affected by this second hand smoke are being protected in the future?