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BBC NEWS | England | Wiltshire | Hospital smoke wardens criticised
A Wiltshire hospital has been criticised for employing two full-time no-smoking wardens to patrol its grounds.
Bosses at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon imposed a smoking ban on the site last year.
A hospital spokesman said it was an effective move and claimed the number of smokers had decreased.
But the Taxpayers' Alliance said it was not a justifiable use of money which should go on primary healthcare.
Terri Stevans, from the hospital added: "It is our duty to protect our patients. We are not telling them not to smoke, just that this is a non-smoking site.