Also in Chalmers Hospitals - Banff:
Chalmers Hospital, Clunie Street, Banff, AB45 1JA
Tel: 01261 812567 Fax: 01261 819168
Chalmers Hospital was founded by the late Mr Alexander Chalmers, Merchant of Banff who died on 11 August 1835. In his will he left the whole of his estate to be applied, upon the death of his wife, towards funding and building a hospital for the people in the Royal Burgh of Banff. Mrs Chalmers died in 1861 and on 19 July 1864 Chalmers Hospital opened.
The hospital is supported by GPs from Banff & Gamrie, Deveron, Macduff, Portsoy and Aberchirder Medical Practices.
The hospital is also well supported by an active 'Friends of Chalmers Hospital' group.
Chalmers Hospital is smoke free
Chalmers Hospital's grounds are now smoke free - this means no-one will be allowed to smoke anywhere on site at any of the hospital's premises, including all external areas.
If you are visiting a friend or relative in a hospital, you will not be allowed to smoke anywhere in the hospital building, or in the grounds. Plan your visit to the hospital by bringing a nicotine replacement product, such as gum or a patch, to help reduce cravings. If you need advice on which nicotine replacement product is right for you, ask your pharmacist, or contact our smoking advice service on 0500 600 332 about quitting.
Patients who stay over in hospital will not be allowed to smoke at all anywhere on the hospital site. That includes the outside areas. We encourage patients to give up smoking. However, if you can't go without smoking and don't want to give up, you can ask ward staff for a nicotine replacement product to help reduce cravings.
What does it mean for you?
Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, will not be allowed anywhere on site at any of the hospitals premises, including all external areas. All designated smoking areas will be removed ahead of the smoke-free start dates.
If you wish to stop smoking, call the smoking advice service free on 0500 600 332, or visit your local pharmacist for advice.
If you are visiting a friend or family member in hospital you will not be allowed to smoke anywhere in the hospital buildings or in the grounds. Plan your visit to the hospital and bring a nicotine replacement product to help you manage your cravings.