The NHS Forest is a project coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. Funded by charitable trusts and corporate and individual sponsorship, the project’s central aims are to:

  • improve the health and wellbeing of staff, patients 
    and communities through increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land
  • encourage greater social cohesion between NHS sites and the local communities around them
  • spark projects that bring together professionals and volunteers to use new and existing woodland for art, food crops, reflection and exercise, and to encourage biodiversity
  • highlight innovative ideas to encourage the use of green space for therapeutic purposes. 

We do this by:

Find out more about the NHS Forest in our video

Latest news

19 March 2020

We're delighted that the Great Outdoor Gym Company has generously sponsored 700 new trees to be planted at our NHS Forest sites - including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, Bethlem Royal Hospital in South East London and Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor. The donation helps mark NHS...