NHS Forest Sites get planting trees for NHS Sustainability Day of Action

Many of our NHS Forest sites throughout the country took part in tree planting in support of the NHS Sustainability Day of Action. Thanks to everyone for your hard work in making this such a successful day.

The following sites have further detail of their tree planting on their site pages.

  • University Hospital, Coventry
  • St Cross Hospital, Rugby
  • UCLH
  • Barts and the London NHS Trust
  • Maudsley Hospital
  • Sustainable Development Unit
  • Cambridge University hospital
  • The Royal Bournmouth and Christchurch University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Whittington Hospital
  • Medway Maritime Hospital
  • Imperial College NHS Trust
  • Your Healthcare
  • NW London

Sonia Roschnick, Operational Director for the SDU said:

"We're delighted to be marking NHS Sustainability day by planting this sycamore tree for everyone who works at the strategic health authority in Fulbourn to enjoy. We hope that by the time is fully grown the NHS will be achieving its targets for being a low carbon and sustainable organisation."

Clare Gerada, Chair of the Royal College of Genral Practionners took part in the tree planting at the Maudsley hospital. 

"The NHS Forest is an exciting national project planting trees on healthcare estates throughout the UK which supports sustainability and improves health of staff, patients and communities through increasing access to green space. The Royal College of General Practitioners fully supports the NHS Forest which brings many benefits to public health and we look forward to working with the project in the coming months."

A couple of references to our NHS Forest sites in the Healthcare section of the Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2012/mar/29/sustainability-top-10-tips-nhs-trusts

http://www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2012/mar/21/nhs-trust-sustainability-day