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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

AlertCoronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice.

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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No smokingThe Trust operates a No Smoking Policy across all of its buildings and grounds, including doorways and car parks.

Stopping smoking is the single most effective way to improve health and recover from illness, and to prevent ill health in other people that is caused by inhaling second-hand smoke.

Please, help us to provide patients with an environment which improves their health and reduces their recovery time, so that they can get back home more quickly.

Please remember that a hospital has a duty to encourage good health.

If you think you will find it hard not to smoke while you are on the hospital site, please ask a Pharmacist for advice.

Pharmacists can offer Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products, that you can bring with you to hospital.

Support on our hospital sites

Our Here for Health team can support to anyone trying to cut down or quit:

Smoking cessation

Here for Health

Free support and medication on prescription

If you live in Oxfordshire, please contact Smokefreelife Oxfordshire to find out where support is available.

Smokefreelife Oxfordshire: 0800 246 1072

For details of local stop smoking services outside Oxfordshire, please contact:

NHS Stop Smoking Helpline: 0800 169 0 169

Stop Smoking Advisers are available on many hospital wards to provide support and medication to patients who smoke; please ask to see one if you are finding it difficult not to smoke while you are in hospital.

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