Smoking is not permitted in any of the Trust buildings, entrances or hospital grounds (both indoors and outdoors).

This policy applies to all staff, patients and visitors.

This is in line with national guidance on smoke-free environments in hospitals and supports the Trust's commitment to reduce the risks of smoking for everyone.

It also reflects a Mori opinion poll, which found that 96% of people want smoking to be banned in NHS hospitals.

Smokefree NHS

The Great Western Hospital site is smokefree, in line with The Health Act (2006) and The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE 2013) guidelines.

Further information

The British Medical Association estimates that at least 11,000 people die in the UK each year as a result of passive smoking.

For help with stopping smoking please see: