It's happening at a Galway hospital, and probably at others. Local HSE area manager John Hennessy does not seem unhappy with pyjama-clad patients hiding in the bushes.
However [apart from exemptions for long-stay patients], Mr Hennessy said there would continue to be "an unapologetic implementation of the smoking ban in relation to visitors and short-stay patients".
|Source: some of the 150-acre site, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway.|
Yes, 150 acres, and people have to smoke hiding in the bushes.