Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is a smoke free organisation
To create a healthier environment for everyone, BEH is now a smoke free organisation.
Smoke free means that patients, carers, staff and other visitors to BEH premises are not allowed to smoke on any of our sites, including all wards, buildings, grounds and vehicles. There will no longer be designated areas where smoking is allowed.
All ward staff will be trained to offer basic advice and support to abstain from smoking. However, a number of staff on each ward will also be able to offer the full range of stop smoking interventions.
All patients will be asked about their smoking when they are admitted to hospital. All smokers will be offered Nicotine Replacement Therapy to help them quit. For those who don't want to quit they will be required to temporarily abstain from smoking whilst on our wards.
We appreciate that some patients might find it difficult to stay smoke free. In such circumstances ward staff will review their care plan and consider how best to support the individual not to smoke on Trust premises.
If anyone attempts to smoke on Trust premises they will be reminded of our policy and asked to refrain.
You can read more about what going smokefree means on the frequently asked questions page.