BAN ON SMOKING AT QMC PROMPTS NEIGHBOURHOOD TO ASK: WHAT ABOUT US?
Residents who live in the neighbourhoods around the QMC have been campaigning for years for action on to be taken to stop hospital staff, patients and visitors from using public areas, streets, and private gardens around the QMC as somewhere to go to smoke, leaving behind cigarette butts, discarded food and food packaging and other refuse.
Whilst supporting the QMC in its efforts to improve the appearance of its Derby Road entrance area, residents have continued to criticise the QMC for 'dumping the problem' on its neighbours.
Any change of law making the current ban legally-binding must be extended to the streets and pavements alongside the QMC's curtilage.
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