On Saturday morning I was travelling past our local hospital, I was appalled to see a lady in a white operating gown, open at the back and not leaving much to the imagination walking up and down the footpath pushing a drip and smoking.
On our way back (hubby and myself) I was shocked to see two white operating gown clad patients smoking at the same spot as the woman earlier.
I was left wondering how the hospital allows this? What would be the outcome if these patients fell, had an episode ..whatever..who would be at fault and what claims would be made.
There is the fact also that this looked really terrible and down graded the hospital in my eyes.
I have also seen nurses ect smoking at the bus stop and on the footpath out side the entrance as the hospital enforces the no smoking policy in side and in certain places around.
I have no solutions/ideas on this problem apart from not taking up smoking in the first place.
I am not sure if these patients were pre-op, post-op, ward patients or what? But I am sure that smoking is deadly and I can only imagine what it is doing to a person who is not well at present.
Posted by cherz, 3rd April 2016