Thursday 2 October 2014

Sligo Regional Hospital is to become totally tobacco-free

Published 23/04/2013 | 05:40

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Patricia Lee, Services Manager, Grainne Mc Cann, General Manager SRH, Ann Mc Gowan, Cardiac Rehabilitation CNS, Pauline Kent, Smoking Cessation Co-ordinator, Dr Katherine Finan, Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine, John Mc Elhinney, Clinical Risk Advisor, Patricia Dolan, Administration Manager and some members of the SRH Smoke Free Campus working group at a Display stand for the implementation of a Smoke Free campus in the foyer of SRH.

SLIGO REGIONAL Hospital is to become a smoke free campus.

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From May 31st, smoking will be banned anywhere on the hospital grounds.

This includes the entrances, doorways, walkways, internal roads, car parks and bicycle sheds.

The smoke free policy will apply to all staff, patients, visitors, contractors and anyone entering the campus or buildings.

General Manager Sligo Regional Hospital Grainne McCann said: "The experience of other hospitals in implementing a smoke free campus has been very positive.

"Based on a survey of patients and staff, we know the majority of people will support the introduction of this new policy.

"It will help create a safer, cleaner environment for patients, visitors and staff."

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