Smoke Free

GV Health is proud to be smoke free

As a leading health service, GV Health wants patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and staff to enjoy a safe, healthy and comfortable environment. That’s why we are proud to be smoke free.

What is smoke free?

All GV Health sites are totally smoke free. This means that smoking is not permitted in any indoor or outdoor areas where our services are provided.

Patients who are smokers will be discouraged from doing so as part of their care while they are receiving in-patient, out-patient or home visiting services from GV Health, and will be offered information on quitting options.

Residential facilities operated by GV Health have specific procedures in place to ensure the needs of residents are accommodated.

What support is available?

A number of services and options are available to assist you to quit smoking.

  • GV Health Quit Educators 1800 222 582
  • Quitline: 13 78 48
  • Online programs: www.quit.org.au
  • My QuitBuddy app: http://www.quitnow.gov.au
  • Health professionals such as doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives and others can also assist.

New legislation

The law has changed recently and smoking is now banned within four metres of an entrance to public premises in Victoria – including all public hospitals and registered community health centres.

GV Health Smoke Free Policy