We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our patients, carers, staff and visitors. Our decision to go smoke free was in accordance with The Health Act, 2006 and The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE 2013) guidelines which state that all hospital sites, including mental health hospitals, should be completely smoke free.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on our trust premises or grounds.
We now have Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) to help you understand why we are smoke free, what it means to you if you are a patient or if you are visiting any of our sites, what you can do to help manage our smoke free policy and what help is available to support you if you want help to quit smoking.
How will it affect me?
Patients, carers, staff and all visitors and contractors are not allowed to smoke in any KMPT buildings, grounds or vehicles. There are no designated smoking areas on our sites.
We understand that being a smoke free trust can have impact on those that use our services. Before any admission to hospital, inpatient facility or clinic, all patients will be advised of the trust’s smoke-free policy.
Want to quit now?
Your local stop smoking service can offer friendly and professional advice to help you become smoke free. With a range of options available to choose from you are four times more likely to be a successful quitter with support from your local team of specialist advisers. Services are available to everyone including trust staff, service users and carers, and anyone else wanting to make a positive lifestyle change.
OneYou Stop Smoking Service
OneYou Smoke Free is provided by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT). They can help you quit smoking with professional support and help when you need it most, free from the NHS. Their friendly and professional team offers local Quit Clubs and one-to-one sessions at a time and place to suit most people. They also offer specialist support to patients in hospital.
For free advice and support call them now on 0300 123 1220, text ‘quit’ to 87023 or find a local group by visiting: www.oneyoukent.org.uk
If you wish to discuss these services further, please contact them on 0300 123 1220 or email: email@example.com
For more information, please visit: http://www.oneyoukent.org.uk/ or follow them on Twitter @KentQuit
Medway Stop Smoking Service
Medway Stop Smoking Service is a specialist team whose main role is to help local people to quit smoking. The service is completely free and there is a range of support options across Medway at a time and place to suit you. They recognise that every smoker is different and will make time to listen to your specific needs.
There are drop-in sessions all around Medway including their Smoke free Advice Centre at 2-2a Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4JL.
If you wish to discuss these services further, please contact them on 0800 234 6805 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please visit: http://www.abettermedway.co.uk/