Visiting guidance

Restrictions remain in place and inside all of our hospitals you still need to wear a mask. Please see information for visitors > before you plan on visiting.

Smoking in our hospitals and support to quit

UHDB is proud that our hospitals have a smokefree approach for a number of years. We are committed to creating a healthier place for patients, visitors and staff and need support from patients and visitors to keep the hospital and grounds smokefree.

Find out more on our Smokefree hospitals page >


Tobacco dependency treatment

If you are a patient in our hospitals, are pregnant or live in a household with someone who is pregnant, you can access support to stop smoking. Talk to a member of staff about what support you can get to quit smoking.

If you are pregnant, you can view our support to stop smoking on our You and your baby’s health during pregnancy page >

You can access national resources to support you to quit smoking, including the NHS Quit Smoking app (opens in a new window) >

You recover from smoking sooner than you think

You can recover from smoking sooner than you may think, with benefits seen as soon as 20 minutes after quitting for good. The sooner you quit, the sooner you’ll notice changes to your body and health.

You recover from smoking sooner than you may think

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