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Saturday, 9 April 2011

I get a response from Australia Hospital

1 April 2010.  An extract from their letter:

“Australia Hospital has considered the issue of no-smoking carefully and remains committed to promotion of the policy within the acute hospital setting. The impacts of passive smoking on other patients, staff and visitors have been registered as complaints over time. It is important to note that the acute hospital setting is not a place of residence but is a hospital that’s (sic) focus is to enhance and improve health outcomes. It is worth noting that no-smoking has been implemented within the high dependency units for over 4 years and we continue to work with strengthening the implementation of the no-smoking across the acute inpatient units.”

(Acting Quality and Risk Manager, Psychiatry)


  1. I think this issue has been huge since too much time ago. ...but the main problem is that people don't care, and the issue continues growing..

  2. It is a fact that second hand smoke is more dangerous when inhaled than smoking in itself.There is one major concern to ponder into,hospitals have medical gasses all over the place.We can never be sure if the medical gasses equipment are tested.Some companies offer testing these system proactively for leaks and gas purity. This includes checking zone valves and outlets for leaks, condition, operation, flow, pressure, location, and proper labeling. If we look at the danger side, it is better to ban smoking in all places.We never know how safely built these medical gasses are.Therefore we should take necessary precautions in smoking within the premises.Thank you for posting.

    Maisie Hood