Visitors

Hygiene

We Are A Smoke Free Campus

No Smoking
Smoking is forbidden throughout the entire hospital grounds.

 

The boundaries of the campus are clearly marked out with a blue line.

What about the 'right to smoke'?

There is no legal right to smoke in Irish law BUT there is a legal obligation on the hospital to provide a safe and comfortable environment for patients, staff, and visitors by removing the very serious health risks associated with tobacco smoke.

(In accordance with section 47 of the Public Health (Tobacco) acts, 2002-2004.)

What help is available for you?

There are a number of community supports available:

  • GP
  • Local Pharmacy
  • National Smokers Quitline (Telephone: 1850 201 203)
  • HSE Dublin North Smoking Cessation Service (Telephone: 01-882 3406)
  • www.giveupsmoking.ie

While staying in hospital, we will help you not to smoke by providing free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation support.

Please ask your doctor or nurse for advice.

What do we ask of patients who smoke?
  1. Do not smoke while in hospital.
  2. Do not bring cigarettes into the hospital.
  3. Ask for help.
  4. Please notify staff as early as possible that you smoke.
  5. Use the free nicotine replacement products available, to help stop the cravings.
  6. Please support our efforts to create a healthy smoke free environment for all who come to the hospital.

PATIENTS WHO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.

Downloads

pdf file icon Smoke Free Campus Brochure (101 kbs)

pdf file icon WHP015 - Smoke Free Campus Policy (108 kbs)

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