If you and your child are coming to Starship and you are a
smoker, please be aware that the Auckland District Health Board has
a Smokefree Policy. This means that smoking is not permitted
anywhere within the hospital grounds. This applies to everyone:
patients, family members, visitors and staff.
The best thing you can do for your own health and wellbeing and
that of your family, is to stop smoking. Help is available to
family and whanau from the ADHB Smokefree Services Team. They can
provide you with support, information and Nicotine Replacement
Therapy (NRT) to help you manage your nicotine craving while you
are with your child in Starship, and even help you quit smoking for
For advice and support call (09) 3074949 ext
27867. Leave your name and contact details on the
answering service. A Smokefree Facilitator will either contact you
by telephone or meet with you at the hospital.
Alternatively you can contact the Quitline on
0800 778 778.