"Smoking by patients and staff at the entrance to hospital, "
About: Monklands District General Hospital Monklands District General Hospital Airdrie ML6 0JS
Posted by Exasperated Again (as ),
My husband has recently been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Despite the very obvious signs at the entrance to Monklands Hospital he (and I) have to walk the gauntlet of people smoking, and on occasion blocking the entrance. It is not helpful that there are two strategically placed bins at the entrance.
I have been told that it is an Estates matter, which is hard to police. Why then put signs up which are not enforced? Why not remove the bins? Why are people who are capable of leaving the safety of the ward and who are fit enough to make their way to the entrance to smoke allowed to remain as inpatients?
It appears that there is no appetite to take any lasting action. I would appreciate a response in terms of patient / relatives rights in relation to others who are overtly flaunting policy and procedure.