Leicestershire Partnership Trust went smokefree on 1 October 2016
Temporary relaxation of restrictions during Covid-19 pandemic: The Trust has recognised that Covid-19 lockdown and related restrictions have had the potential to add additional emotional stresses for some individual. For this reason, and to support safety measures including social distancing has relaxed the smokefree policy in our mental health wards, with some exceptions*. While still encouraging and supporting a smoke-free environment we are temporarily permitting smoking in internal ward gardens.
Since 1 October 2016, LPT has been smokefree, with an inclusive smoking ban in all Trust buildings, grounds and vehicles.
We are committed to improving health and wellbeing in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Stopping smoking is one of the most productive ways to help people gain more disease-free years. This is why the ban includes all – from service users and staff, to visitors and contractors.
We realise that stopping smoking can cause discomfort. We will therefore provide support to anyone in need when visiting our premises. We can ensure easy access to nicotine replacement products and, if required, vaping products (e-cigarettes). Clinical staff are now also provided with smoking cessation training to give them the knowledge and skills to support patients to stop smoking.
The use of e-cigarettes (vaping) is permitted in outside areas.
*Phoenix, Griffin, Belvoir wards and at Mill Lodge, our Huntington’s Disease inpatient centre.
Leicestershire’s new stop smoking service – QuitReady Leicestershire
Quit smoking and feel amazing. You are four times more likely to be successful in stopping smoking if you have support from an advisor as well as using stop smoking medications.
QuitReady Leicestershire runs a 12-week programme to ensure people have the best possible chance of staying smoke-free.
Your stop smoking advisor will provide you with the most up to date support and coping mechanisms to help you successfully quit. They can also offer you advice on e-cigs and vaping.
For quit smoking support call, text or chat online to their friendly stop smoking advisors – visit www.quitready.co.uk or call 0345 646 66 66.
Stop smoking advisors are available Monday-Friday (9am-7pm) and 10am-2pm on Saturdays.