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Hospital smoking shelters return

Two smoking shelters are being put back into the grounds of the Great Western Hospital to stop staff using a busy road to avoid a smoking exclusion zone.

Bosses banned anyone from lighting up within the Swindon hospital's boundary last year to encourage smokers to give up and to protect non-smokers.

But fears were raised after staff began walking to a nearby road to smoke.

A hospital spokesman said the new shelters would be kept out of the sight of visitors and patients.

He said they would be located near to the staff car park.

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