Advice for Inpatient Smokers

  • Reference Number: HEY-889/2017
  • Departments: Trustwide - Adult

Welcome to our smoke-free hospitals

Our hospitals and grounds are smoke-free environments, so whatever the reason for your stay, this could be the ideal opportunity to stop smoking. Stopping smoking before admission or while in hospital is the best thing you can do to improve your health now and in the future.

Stopping smoking…

  • Reduce your risk of infection
  • Promotes faster healing wounds and bone repair
  • Reduce problems relating to anaesthesia
  • Shortens your stay in hospital

It is the responsibility of your doctors and nurses to discuss with you during your stay in hospital the risks your continuing to smoke poses to your health and recovery. In terms of smoking, this means you should be:

  • Informed of the risks of smoking and benefits of quitting
  • Referred to the specialist stop smoking team from Smokefree Hull following admission to hospital
  • Provided with stop smoking medicines to help you quit

If you are unable to quit for good, you will be referred to the stop smoking service and given nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) during your stay in hospital as you will not be permitted to smoke while in hospital. This will help you remain smoke-free.

The hospital stop smoking team are here to offer convenient and practical help while you are in hospital and following your discharge home. We can offer FREE NRT, such as patches, gum, and inhalators.

For help to stop smoking whilst you are in hospital please select one from the following 3 options detailed below:

Patients issued with NRT will be offered a referral to the appropriate Specialist Stop Smoking services

If you live in Hull

Call (01482) 247111

Text QUIT to 61825

Visit www.readytostopsmoking.co.uk

If you live in the East Riding

Call 0800 9177752

Text QUIT to 60163

Visit www.readytostop.co.uk