Smoking now banned everywhere on Letterkenny Hospital grounds

Letterkenny General Hospital's new tobacco free policy has been officially implemented today, with staff, patients, visitors, contractors and others banned from smoking anywhere on the hospital grounds, including the car parks.

The ban also extends to all areas of the St Conal's campus.

The Donegal Smoking Cessation Service is backing the policy, and will be working with patients and others to offer support with quitting, and provide treatment where necessary.

Smoking Cessation Officer Elaine Robinson says it will be a difficult transition for many people, but so far the new rules have been working well.............