Supporting No Smoking Day 2015
We're proud that our hospitals and grounds are smokefree and we want to do everything we can to help smokers to quit. As an NHS organisation, we are absolutely committed to improving the health of local people. Smoking is an important contributory factor in a range of diseases, including heart disease, respiratory disease and a number of cancers.
It’s No Smoking Day this week (11th March) and we are supporting it with two events run by colleagues from Gloucestershire Stop Smoking Service:
Tuesday 10th March, GRH: Stand outside Outpatients, Main Atrium, 9-1pm
Thursday 12th March, CGH: Stand inside West Block Outpatients, 9-1pm
They can offer you help, advice and support if you’re taking part in No Smoking Day or thinking about a quit attempt. You can also catch up with members of the stop smoking service outside their shop in Southgate Street, Gloucester on the day itself (11th March).
Dr Sally Pearson, Director of Clinical Strategy says:
“A priority for us is to draw attention to the support which is available to help smokers to manage their habit or to quit. Support to quit is available to all patients at both hospitals, as is nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help them manage their cravings during their hospital stay.
"We work closely with Gloucestershire Stop Smoking Service who provide support and advice to patients, staff and visitors through regular events, stands and promotions at our hospitals."