Smoke Free Hospital
Strictly no smoking is allowed in either our buildings or grounds, including car parks.
Smoking is the largest single preventable cause of ill health and premature death in the UK. As a Trust, we aim to provide a smoke free environment and are committed to protecting staff, patients and visitors against the effects of secondary smoke.
We hope that this policy will encourage patients, visitors and staff alike to make their own decision to give up smoking. All the no-smoking signs in our hospitals carry contact details for the local, free NHS stop smoking services.
If you require support with giving up smoking, then call the number nearest to where you live below for information and advice:
- Bury: 0845 2239001
- Oldham: Positive Steps 0800 288 9008
- North Manchester : www.nhs.uk/smokefree
As part of our nursing assessment, all patients admitted to our hospitals are asked if they smoke and if they have considered quitting. Support and advice are available to patients who would like help to quit smoking. Leaflets are available which set out the range of support available and these will be given to patients by our nursing staff.