We operate a strict no smoking policy
Our aim is to promote a healthy environment for everyone in our hospitals. This includes patients, visitors and staff and includes buildings, vehicles, grounds and gardens.
No one is allowed to smoke in any of our buildings or within our grounds. Anyone seen smoking will be asked to stop.
Please think of others and don't smoke near entrances.
We know that stopping smoking is not easy and want to help people by offering them the necessary advice and support.
Stop smoking support is provided through a variety of organisations and networks in Liverpool.
Why not visit our thinking about giving up smoking webpage (insert link here) to find out more.
We also have two leaflets which you might find useful:
What does this mean for patients and visitors?
Patients and visitors are not permitted to smoke anywhere inside hospital buildings. Patients may leave the hospital to smoke providing they receive permission form ward staff to leave the ward and providing they smoke off hospital premises.
There are two designated smoking shelters at the Royal: one at the side entrance and one at the rear entramce - if you have to smoke, please use these shelters, so you don't affect others.
If you are a patient and are attached to any medical equipment, such as drips, drains, machines or tubes, you must not leave the ward unless directed to do so by the clinical team. This is for your own safety.
If you leave the hospital environment with equipment attached to you, it creates a health and safety hazard for you and for other people because the risk of infection will be increased.
Nursing staff need to be able to monitor patients attached to medical equipment and if a patient leaves the ward, nursing staff will not be able to do this. This is potentially very dangerous and could result in a patient becoming ill.
Both patients and visitors are asked not to smoke at our hospital entrances. Some of these may be enclosed spaces but even those that are not are designated smoke free areas. Smoking at entrances causes a health hazard for other people who have to walk through smokey air to gain access to our hospitals.
Smoke Free England
It is illegal for anyone to smoke in a public place, workplace or an enclosed public space. We have greater powers to stop people smoking on any of the hospital sites and can take the appropriate action against anyone found to be breaking the law. For more information visit the smoke free England
For help and advice on how to stop smoking, including 'Eight ways to get started', progress tracker and real life story videos of people who have quit smoking.