Beaumont Hospital became a tobacco-free campus from July 4th 2012 as the hospital moved to create a healthy, clean and safer environment for patients, staff and visitors.
The move to go tobacco free across the campus follows extensive work by a multi-disciplinary steering committee and working groups. The policy was designed in response to the ongoing concern about the harmful effects of tobacco use and smoking in a healthcare environment. The Alpha One Foundation welcomes this progressive development which will benefit all patients with lung conditions who attend Beaumont Hospital. In partcular, we are thankful to Alpha-1 patient Josephine McGuirk for participating in the health promotion campaign around the hospital campus. Hopefully other hospitals will follow suit in the months ahead.