Opened on November 01, 2012
Following todays announcement that Lung Cancer is now the biggest killer amongst women, as well as men, we are shocked and appalled to discover that the hospital is intending to erect several smoking shelters around the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, one of which will be only a few yards from 'The Cancer Centre' main entrance, and another just outside 'The Maternity' main entrance.
This petition has been setup to gather like minded individuals who think that the smoking shelters should NOT be erected within the vicinity of these and any other hospital entrances. The erection of these shelters give out the wrong message to patients, many of whom are trying to give up smoking or suffering the concequences of exposure to smoking. The last thing that patients need is to see this as they enter The Cancer Centre for the Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy treatment.
This is not a good image for the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.