Yet doe I feare thy Nature, It is too full o' th' Milke of humane kindnesse
NHS want to close smoking room for terminally ill patients in Birmingham - Sunday Mercury
POLITICALLY correct NHS bosses in Birmingham are battling to ban a smoking room for terminally ill patients – forcing them to be turfed out into the cold to enjoy their final cigarettes.
The Government’s Smoke Free legislation, which came into force last July, banning smokers from lighting up in restaurants, clubs and other workplaces, clearly states that care homes and hospices treating cancer victims in the final stages of the disease are exempt.
But when board members of South Birmingham Primary Care Trust, in charge of the unit, heard of plans to upgrade the smoking room with a new ventilation system, the whole scheme went up in smoke.
Bureaucrat Dr Chris Spencer-Jones, South Birmingham public health director, ranted against the renovation plans, saying he did not care if lifelong smokers were dying, he still didn’t want them smoking indoors.
“It doesn’t matter if patients might be terminally ill,” said Dr Spencer-Jones, who also heads the British Medical Association’s (BMA) national committee for public health.
I note the good Doctor's Areas of Special Interest are:
Asylum seeker/refugee health
Joint working (social services)
Medical workforce issues
End of life issues
His previous includes:
HEALTH MATTERS: Getting a move on over people's bad habits; Smoking, drinking, a poor diet and lack of exercise can all pose a serious threat to public health. Health Reporter Emma Brady spoke to Dr Chris Spencer-Jones about calling time on these bad habits ... and supermarkets selling alcohol.(News) - The Birmingham Post (England)
What a nice man he is.
H/T Leg Iron