"Access to smoking areas in hospital"
About: Adult mental health / Inpatient services (Acute and Intensive Care Unit) Adult mental health Inpatient services (Acute and Intensive Care Unit) SO40 2RZ
Posted by RJB (as ),
I have been amitted to hospital on several ocassions, usually for mania.
My concern is about access to smoking areas, at night. As a smoker I know that my smoking rate increases when I am manic. Equally when manic I will be up from between 4 and 3 am in the morning. Under the present policy, no access is allowed to the garden to smoke between the hours of 12pm and 6am.
I know from experience that this just result in patients smoking within the building. If this policy is maintain in the new hospital, I fear that the same thing will happen this would be a real shame.
I ask that unfettered acess to garden be given to waking patients. to avoid this, situation occuring in the new hospital, because I can guarantee it will, if the present policy is maintained.