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We are a smoke-free Trust

Patients and visitors

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Patients, visitors and staff are not permitted to smoke or vape on our hospital and community sites. This includes the grounds and gardens.

We are smoke-free to make sure:

  • we promote healthy behaviours
  • reduce the risk of harm to others from breathing in smoke 

Smoking causes a wide range of health problems including:

  • cancers
  • breathing diseases
  • heart disease
  • impotence and infertility

More information about the health risks of smoking is on the NHS website.

There are signs at the main entrances and around our sites. We provide information:

  • in your appointment letters
  • in pre-admission packs
  • in the welcome pack for patients staying in our hospitals
  • on our website

If you are admitted to our hospitals, we'll ask if you have smoked in the last 28 days.

We'll offer help to reduce your nicotine withdrawal while you are staying in our hospitals.

Before your stay, please contact your local stop smoking service.

You can also contact your GP and ask for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). This will help reduce your urge to smoke during your stay. You can start using it before you arrive. If you would like support to stop smoking you can ask for a visit from our tobacco dependence specialist.

If you do not accept our help, our staff will not be able to help you off site. You'll not be able to leave the ward with any Trust equipment, such as wheelchairs or drips.

If you are a visitor, please do not smoke on any of our sites. If you would like to stop smoking, we'll be able to tell you about local support services.

Help and support

If you would like help to stop smoking, please contact us.

Hospital stop smoking service

Phone: 020 7188 0995

Email: gst-tr.stopsmoking@nhs.net

Community stop smoking service

Please ask your health professional to refer you to your local service.

If you live in Lambeth, please call 0800 856 3409 or email gst-tr.stopsmokinglambeth@nhs.net.

If you live in Southwark  please call Everyone Health on 0333 005 0159 or email southwark.healthimprovement@nhs.net.

NHS smoking helpline: 0800 169 0169

Stop smoking service

National smoke-free website

Stop Smoking London website or phone 0300 123 1044