Stop Smoking support programmes are run across both our hospital sites at Warrington and Halton. There are many benefits to stopping smoking, including many health benefits and saving money.
Whatever your goals, WHH can put you in touch with those who can help you every step of the way.Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your current and future health, especially before surgery.
Your clinician may advise that you need to quit 4 weeks prior to any planned hospital admissions, therefore you can access support at any of the following services;
Inpatients at Warrington can be seen at their hospital bed Monday/Wednesday/Friday between 1pm-3pm (ask your nurse or any other health professional on the ward to make a referral for you). Outpatients can contact us to arrange a face-to-face or telephone appointment using any of the contact details below;
Tel. 0300 003 0818.
Live Chat www.livewirewarrington.co.uk/stopsmoking
Halton patients have access to our drop in session located in Clinic C (Outpatients) every Friday 1pm-3.30pm, alternatively you can see us in any of our community clinics or contact us;
Tel. 0300 029 0029
Alternatively, speak with your clinician and ask for a referral to be made as part of your treatment plan.
All our premises and grounds are no smoking areas and as such there are no designated smoking areas within the trust premises for staff, patients, visitors or others. This is with the best interests to community health and well-being and we hope that staff, patients and visitors support us with this.
The Stop Smoking Pregnancy Service are specialist midwives that see pregnant women who wish for support to stop smoking. We will also see any partner’s, family members or friends that want to quit too and can come to your appointment with you.
We see people who are planning a pregnancy, are at any stage in pregnancy, or are postnatal. If you wish we can arrange for you to have Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) via your GP in the form of patches, mouth spray, inhalator, gum or lozenges. Stopping smoking will greatly reduce your risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, birth defects, premature birth, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Stopping smoking will also help children in later life as it will reduce their risk of asthma, respiratory and ear infections, and mean that they are less likely to become a smoker themselves.
If you wish for any support or have any questions, please contact us on 07770341468 or ask your midwife or doctor to refer you to our service.