As in most NHS hospitals, smoking is not permitted in any of our hospitals, grounds or hospital transport, and there is no exception to this rule. It is also banned within 100 metres of any hospital building. If you would like information about giving up smoking please contact the NHS Smoking Helpline on 0800 169 0 169.

The use of e-cigarettes and the charging of them is also not permitted within the hospitals, grounds, or hospital transport and they are known fire and safety hazards. More information on the risks associated with the use and charging of e-cigarettes, particularly when also using oxygen as part of your treatment can be provided by nursing staff.