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Age Action welcomes exemption of nursing home residents from new HSE campus smoking ban

Published 05/03/2014


Age Action has welcomed confirmation by the HSE this evening that nursing home residents and patients of public psychiatric facilities in the Midlands will not be affected by the HSE’s smoke free campus policy which came commenced today.

The HSE confirmed that both nursing home residents and psychiatric facility patients who smoke will continue to be provided with smoking facilities on site.  However, those who want to quit smoking will be supported in doing so.

Under the new policy, all other patients will be barred from smoking anywhere on a HSE campus in the Midlands from today.  

Age Action is satisfied that this flexible approach has been adopted by the HSE.



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