NSLHD News June 24

Staff from Hornsby Hospital’s vaccination centre with the new heaters

Heating up at Hornsby’s vaccination centre There is always a warm reception at Hornsby’s the chilly days with eight heaters.

at Hornsby is very thankful for the generous donation from Bunnings to help keep our vaccinating team and patients toasty during the winter months.” The centre opened at the

vaccination centre, but now it is really heating up with the arrival of new heaters. Following a generous donation from Bunnings, staff and visitors to the vaccination hub are keeping warm through

assist patients to smoke or vape. Please don’t escort patients to smoke or ask our security officers to do so, as it would be a breach of staff code of conduct. Patients who have a nicotine addiction should be supported with compassion and referred to their medical team to be assessed for suitability for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). The most important thing smokers and vapers can do to improve their health is quit. Your health service is here to help. Staff can receive cessation support and Staff popped into the Rydalmere Bunnings to collect the heaters which have been warmly received on the clinical floor. Vaccination Centre Nurse Unit Manager Hayley Marr said: “The vaccination team

start of March and has vaccinated more than 12,000 people.

No smoking or vaping, anywhere, anytime Authorised security officers at Northern Sydney Local Health District health facilities have been

access to four weeks free NRT from Staff Health. Contact your local team on: • Royal North Shore: 9462 9430 • Hornsby Ku-ring-gai: 9477 9128 • Ryde: 9858 7643 • Mona Vale: 9998 0543 • Macquarie: 9887 5653 For further help to quit call the Quitline on 13 7848 (13 QUIT) or visit www.icanquit. com.au Search ‘smoke free NSLHD’ on the intranet for information on resources and guides to help promote a smoke-free workplace and support patients.

enforcing our smoke- free by law since it was

introduced in 2015. This includes using

e-cigarettes, or vaping. Every time you see a ‘no smoking’ sign in your workplace, it also refers to vaping. E-cigarettes have been known to contain dangerous chemicals such as heavy metals and solvents and may damage your health. Not only are staff not permitted to smoke or vape on NSLHD sites, they are not permitted to



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