"First breath of fresh air, full of smoke"
About: Wishaw General Hospital / Maternity care Wishaw General Hospital Maternity care ML2 0DP
Posted by J-1 (as ),
Our second daughter was born in Wishaw General hospital last week. The birth went well and my wife was discharged later that day. As we walked out the exit, a woman in front of us lit a cigarette within a step of leaving the building. The smoke was blowing inside as we left. I said something to my wife about our daughter's first breath of fresh air being full of smoke.
A worker from the hospital who was right behind us overheard me and advised me to leave a review. She pointed out that there are several signs in the area outside that stated "No smoking on hospital grounds". These signs were as far as the car park but obviously nobody pays any attention to them.
It would be interesting to know if these rules can be enforced. It seems rather pointless placing multiple signs around the entrance if everyone, staff and patients completely ignore them.
It should also be noted that the windows directly above the main entrance where people are smoking are the windows for a labour room (number 4, I think) on ward 24.
Overall we had a positive experience at Wishaw General until we left with our daughter.