NHS staff, patients and the local community all have key roles to play in the NHS Forest project.
The NHS Forest is an exciting national project coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. The project’s central aims are:
- Improving health of staff, patients and communities through increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land.
- Greening the NHS Estates and with a target of 1 tree per employee amounting to 1.3 million trees.
- Encouraging greater social cohesion between NHS sites and the local community.
- Bringing together a range of professionals and volunteers to produce woodland that includes the use of art, food crops, woodfuel and biodiversity.
The NHS Forest is starting its main phase, having completed a pilot phase in 2009. This is a UK-wide project - do get involved!
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