Whittington Health Smoke Free
Whittington Health is a smoke free organisation
Since 4 July 2005 smoking has been banned for patients, clients, visitors and staff anywhere on the hospital site. This means a cleaner and healthier environment for everybody and is in line with government targets to put an end to smoking in hospitals throughout the country.
Smoking-related illness accounts for up to 20 per cent of all recorded deaths. The purpose of the NHS is not only to cure illness but also to promote healthy living. For this reason the Whittington decided to be one of the first hospitals to become smoke-free. To help enforce this, volunteers, working closely with members of the security team, patrol the hospital grounds to make sure people are not smoking.
We now run clinics throughout the week, staffed by experienced stop smoking advisers from the Islington PCT Stop Smoking Service who provide one-to-one advice and support for patients and staff. Nicotine replacement therapy is also provided through our community pharmacy scheme.
The following clinics are run in clinic 3A:
Patients who are interested in attending should contact:
Julie Browne, Clinic 3A
Phone: 0207 288 5236
Local stop smoking services can be contacted on the following numbers:
Islington: 0800 093 9030
Haringey: 0800 085 6258
We also provide information on the risks of smoking to all inpatients, surgical and antenatal patients who smoke, with referral to the outpatient quit smoking clinic prior to surgery where possible.
For more information and advice on going smoke free, please visit http://www.gosmokefree.nhs.uk/