NHS Forest News-Issue #22

Welcome to the twenty second edition of the NHS Forest newsletter from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare for an update on news, events and resources to help you with planting the NHS Forest: growing forests for health. To find out more visit www.nhsforest.org

We have NHS Forest trees to give away!



We have just over 700 trees to give away this planting season to healthcare estates interested in doing some tree planting! Many of the trees were kindly donated by the Great Outdoor Gym Company (www.tgogc.com) We are running an interactive competition, so if you would like to receive some native trees, simply send us (email or twitter) a picture showing why your site needs some trees. The competition ends on the 1st November! All successful sites will be announced via twitter (@nhsforest) and our newsletter.

NHS Forest annual awards announced at CleanMed Conference

Our annual awards this year were announced at the Clean Med Europe conference on the 19th September. This also featured a number of presentations on creating and commissioning greenspace and health with some interesting and inspiring discussions. The winners were:

- Largest number of tree planted:University Hospital North Staffordshire University NHS Trust

-Best Community Engagement: University Hospital Coventry NHS Trust

-Most innovative site: Central Lancashire Care NHS Trust

Congratulations to all our winners!

For more information: http://www.nhsforest.org/nhs-forest-annual-awards-announced-clean-med-conference

NHS Forest video is launched!

We have recently launched our NHS Forest video, filmed by Peter Armstrong and Anuradha Vittachi at the NHS Forest/ Outer Space site of University Hospital Coventry. Please take a look and feel free to send to any of your friends and colleagues who may be interested!


Upcoming events:


-Wildlife Gardening Forum Conference 21st October at University Hospital Coventry

-First NHS Sustainability Day Roadshow, 3 October, East Riding Education Centrel,  Hull Royal Infirmary

-National Tree week is 23 November - 1 December

-If you are holding any tree-planting events, or launching a new NHS Forest site then contact us



Forest News - how many trees have you planted so far?


The current tree count is 33,559, fantastic work but there are even more trees in the ground that still need to be registered, so please update your tree counter to help us reach our target of 1.3 million trees. Do share any seasonal activites you may be up to at your NHS Forest.