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Sign up to Stoptober at the L&D

If you have been thinking about giving up smoking, why not pop along to the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital to meet the team from Smoke Free Bedfordshire who will be in the main reception to offer advice and support on the 7th, 22nd and 27th October.

Thursday 1 October marks the beginning of Stoptober, the biggest mass participation 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England. Last year more than 250,000 people across England and Wales successfully quit smoking, thanks to Stoptober.

The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital works with partner organisations in Bedfordshire on a number of initiatives to provide support to patients, visitors and staff who want help to give up smoking.

As well as regular clinics at the hospital, funding has just been obtained to provide a part-time specialist stop smoking advisor from Smoke Free Bedfordshire to visit ward areas to offer advice to inpatients of the hospital.

For free, confidential advice on stopping smoking and to order a free Quit Kit, call 0800 013 0553, or visit Smoke Free Bedfordshire’s website.

Media Enquiries

If you have a media enquiry please email pressenquiry@ldh.nhs.ukor call 01582 497 408 and we will get back to you. If you have a media enquiry out of hours (i.e. before 9am, after 5pm or at weekends) and it is urgent, please call the hospital switchboard on 01582 491 166 and ask to speak to the Duty Press Officer.

Communications enquiries
communications@ldh.nhs.uk or call 01582 497 408.

Communications team
Sarah Newby
Head of Communications:
Sarah.Newby@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 458
Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon – Wed only

Mariane Covington
Communications Manager/Press Officer
Mariane.Covington@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 408
Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon – Fri

Courteney Black
Internal and Digital Communications Officer
Courteney.Black@ldh.nhs.uk
Working hours: 9am to 5pm Mon – Fri