Medway Maritime Hospital is urging local residents to attend a public meeting about its plans to go smoke-free. The meeting is taking place at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 13 July in the Hospital’s Postgraduate Centre.
Under its plans, patients, staff and visitors will be prohibited from smoking anywhere in the hospital buildings, car parks and grounds with effect from Monday, 17 October. The aim is to improve the environment and overall experience for everyone using the hospital.
In the run up to 17 October, Medway NHS Foundation Trust is putting in place a communications, education and training plan to prepare staff, patients and visitors for the changes. The Trust is also determined to ensure that the impact of the change on residents living around the hospital is kept as minimal as possible, and is working closely with Medway Council on this.
If you would like to attend the public meeting, please register by contacting Hannah Puttock at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01634 825292