Stop Smoking Services are available to all hospital inpatients that are based in Furness General, Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General Hospitals. Information and advice are provided by Stop Smoking Practitioners on nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and awareness on what to expect during the quitting process.
Provision of NRT’S will be provided whilst you are an inpatient as agreed with the practitioner. These will be prescribed by your doctor or nurse and distributed by the hospital pharmacy.
As an inpatient you will also be offered the opportunity to decide where you will be referred to post discharge. Options include Smokefree Lancashire (Lancashire only) and local pharmacies in both Lancashire and Cumbria. Benefits of being referred to a community provision post discharge include:
Being up to three times more likely to quit with support.
Provision of NRT with 12x week support.
Both face to face and/or telephone support.