Strict no-smoking policy ‘cancer patients still defy smoking ban’ in hospital grounds May 13th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Strict no-smoking policy ‘cancer patients still defy smoking ban’ in hospital grounds The National Institute for Health and Clinical excellence called for a blanket ban last November – but some trusts continue to allow puffing in restricted areas Patients are still smoking in hospital grounds – months after being told to stub it out. The National Institute for Health and Clinical excellence called for a blanket ban across hospital sites last November. Professor Mike Kelly from Nice made it clear hospitals should act on smoking. He said: “We have to tackle the terrible spectacle of people on drips in hospital gowns smoking outside hospital entrances.” Anti-smoking group Ash said: “All NHS sites should be going smoke-free.” Photograph above shows patients on drips smoking outside Claterbridge Cancer Centre on the Wirral even though there is a strict no-smoking policy throughout the buildings and grounds. The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the largest networked cancer centres in the UK. From nine operating sites across Merseyside and Cheshire we treat over 30,000 patients a year, offering pioneering chemotherapy, radiotherapy and proton therapy treatments. We bring together high-quality clinical services, research and academic excellence to drive forward the development of new leading edge drugs and therapies and provide the best specialist care for patients. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!