Patients and visitors to all of our buildings and premises are NOT allowed to smoke:
This hard-line on smoking has been taken to protect patients, staff and visitors from the harmful effects of passive smoking.
It echoes the Scottish Executive’s own ban on smoking in enclosed spaces, which began on March 26, 2006.
Patients who need to stay over in hospital will not be allowed to smoke on site. However, if you feel you really need to smoke and don't want to take advantage of our stop smoking services, you can access Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patches from staff.
If you are a patient who requires care in your own home, you will be asked not to smoke before and during a visit by health staff.
For more information on our ban, see our Smokefree Policy.
Use of E-cigarettes will be permitted for patients, visitors and staff with restrictions: