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Prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings: consultation analysis

Main findings from an analysis of responses to the consultation on prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings.


Appendix A: Distribution of Responses

Table A1. Question 1: Do you support the proposal that the distance from hospital buildings which will form the perimeter of the no-smoking areas outside a hospital building should be 15 metres?
Yes No Don't know Total
Individual 70% 27% 3% 513
Organisations: 86% 14% 0% 43
National Health Services 80% 20% 0% 20
Other Public Sector Body 100% 0% 0% 5
Educational Institution 100% 0% 0% 6
Other 100% 0% 0% 4
Third Sector 75% 25% 0% 8
Total 72% 26% 2% 556

Note: Question not answered by 3 respondents. Percentages have been rounded therefore percentage totals may not equal 100%.

Table A2. Question 2: Do you support the proposal that the perimeter should be measured from the outside wall of a building and include all land or area under any canopy or overhang even where those extend beyond 15 metres?
Yes No Don't know Total
Individual 70% 27% 3% 512
Organisations: 86% 5% 9% 43
National Health Services 85% 0% 15% 20
Other Public Sector Body 100% 0% 0% 5
Educational Institution 100% 0% 0% 6
Other 75% 0% 25% 4
Third Sector 75% 25% 0% 8
Total 72% 25% 3% 555

Note: Question not answered by 4 respondents. Percentages have been rounded therefore percentage totals may not equal 100%.

Table A3. Question 3: Do you support the proposal to set the wording and dimensions of no smoking notices as described above?
Yes No Don't know Total
Individual 66% 30% 4% 509
Organisations: 73% 20% 7% 44
National Health Services 75% 15% 10% 20
Other Public Sector Body 100% 0% 0% 5
Educational Institution 67% 33% 0% 6
Other 60% 20% 20% 5
Third Sector 63% 38% 0% 8
Total 67% 29% 4% 553

Note: Question not answered by 6 respondents. Percentages have been rounded therefore percentage totals may not equal 100%.

Table A4. Question 4: Do you support the proposal that no specific hospital or type of hospital should be exempted under the definition of "hospital" in the Act?
Yes No Don't know Total
Individual 74% 21% 5% 511
Organisations: 72% 19% 9% 43
National Health Services 80% 15% 5% 20
Other Public Sector Body 40% 20% 40% 5
Educational Institution 100% 0% 0% 6
Other 75% 0% 25% 4
Third Sector 50% 50% 0% 8
Total 74% 21% 5% 554

Note: Question not answered by 5 respondents. Percentages have been rounded therefore percentage totals may not equal 100%.

Table A5. Question 5: Do you support the proposal that no-smoking areas will only apply to buildings used wholly or partly as a hospital?
Yes No Don't know Total
Individual 54% 38% 8% 511
Organisations: 42% 49% 9% 43
National Health Services 50% 40% 10% 20
Other Public Sector Body 40% 60% 0% 5
Educational Institution 0% 100% 0% 6
Other 25% 25% 50% 4
Third Sector 63% 38% 0% 8
Total 53% 39% 8% 554

Note: Question not answered by 5 respondents. Percentages have been rounded therefore percentage totals may not equal 100%.

Table A6. Question 6: Do you support the proposal that public footpaths, cycle paths and footways should be considered hospital grounds for the purposes of establishing no-smoking areas outside the doorways of hospital buildings, and that the size of the grounds would extend up to 15 metres from the centre of doorways?
Yes No Don't know Total
Individual 72% 26% 3% 512
Organisations: 67% 26% 7% 43
National Health Services 70% 30% 0% 20
Other Public Sector Body 40% 40% 20% 5
Educational Institution 100% 0% 0% 6
Other 50% 0% 50% 4
Third Sector 63% 38% 0% 8
Total 71% 26% 3% 555

Note: Question not answered by 4 respondents. Percentages have been rounded therefore percentage totals may not equal 100%.

Table A7. Question 7: Do you support the proposal that the use of NVPs should be allowed as an alternative to smoking on hospital grounds but not within the no-smoking area outside hospital buildings?
Yes No Don't know Total
Individual 48% 47% 5% 510
Organisations: 45% 36% 18% 44
National Health Services 50% 35% 15% 20
Other Public Sector Body 20% 0% 80% 5
Educational Institution 33% 67% 0% 6
Other 60% 20% 20% 5
Third Sector 50% 50% 0% 8
Total 48% 45% 7% 554

Note: Question not answered by 5 respondents. Percentages have been rounded therefore percentage totals may not equal 100%.

Table A8. Question 8: Do you consider there to be any positive or negative impacts on equality as a result of the proposals in this consultation?
Yes No Don't know Total
Individual 31% 58% 10% 505
Organisations: 67% 24% 10% 42
National Health Services 58% 32% 11% 19
Other Public Sector Body 60% 20% 20% 5
Educational Institution 67% 33% 0% 6
Other 50% 25% 25% 4
Third Sector 100% 0% 0% 8
Total 37% 53% 10% 547

Note: Question not answered by 12 respondents. Percentages have been rounded therefore percentage totals may not equal 100%.

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