"Staff smoking on hospital grounds"

About: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow / Maternity care

(as the patient),

Had an appointment at QEUH today and passed a total of seven staff members in uniform smoking on hospital grounds on my way from the car park outside the neurorehab unit on my way to the maternity building (a short journey) on foot. Three of the staff members were nursing staff. Totally unacceptable when the grounds are supposed to be smoke free

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Response from Lisa Ramsay, Patient Experience Public Involvement Team Support, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Dear horrified patient

Thank you for taking the time to post on Patient Opinion. As you say, all hospital grounds are smoke free and what you witnessed is not acceptable.

I will share your feedback with senior colleagues in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and ask them to provide a further response to your feedback.

Best wishes

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