The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare has partnered with The Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB to call for a new Nature and Wellbeing Act. The Act would put nature at the heart of how decisions are made about health, housing and other development, education, economic growth, flood resilience and every community. Multiple studies show that people who have a connection with the natural environment stay healthier and recover from illness more quickly than those who are isolated from nature, which is the whole rationale behind CSH’s NHS Forest programme.
This Christmas, the NHS Forest team have launched our Christmas Crowdfunding appeal. Within a few days we have almost reached half of our target but we still need your help. In order to receive any of the donations we need to raise £1000, all donations count and for as little as £5 you could be helping to plant trees and greening NHS estates!
Insect pollinators matter. Through pollinating wild and garden plants they contribute to biodiversity. By pollinating crops they provide variety in our diets. They are valued by YOU, the public.
Thanks to all who entered an award for the NHS Forest conference 2014. Below is a list of the winners and those who were highly commended. More details available soon.
Not long to go until the NHS Forest conference 2014. The NHS Forest team are looking forward to the event on the 7th October at Whittingham sports centre hosted by Lancashire Care Trust.
The agenda for the day is full of exciting presentations and innovative workshops including "Green Prescriptions", "How to Engage Clinicans" and "Funding a Forest site", to name but a few. To find out more please see here.
The NHS Forest has been shortlisted for an HSJ award in the "Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability Category". With over 1300 entries this year we are very pleased to have got through the first round. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated staff working at our 130 NHS Forest sites who have helped make this project such a success!
- Sun, 2014-09-14 08:45 to Wed, 2014-09-17 17:10
Applied Arboriculture: Healthy Trees, Healthy People
The Arboricultural Association's 48th National Amenity Conference
14-17 September, 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
More details on our Events page.
- Mon, 2014-09-08 14:30
Briefing on Wood Fuel Feasibility
at Ditchley Park, Woodstock
Monday 8th September 2014
Hosted by TOE 2 Sponsored by N I C H O L S O N S
2.30 pm Look around the Ditchley boiler and wood stack Optional
3.00 pm Tea and cake in the main house
3.30 pm “Why Woodfuel, where from, how does it work, how much does it cost, incentives”
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust has been implementing many different innovative ideas since the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital was built three years ago. Starting with setting up a fruit and veg stall, to provide a healthy alternative to what was sold in the shops inside, a monthly farmers market followed 18 months later and now orchards and hay meadows are being planted, woodland thinned out and paths put in, while volunteer-led walks are being set up inside and outside the hospital to help the elderly stay mobile throughout the year.