Our Cornish NHS Forest sites received highly commended in the Good Corporate Citizenship category at the HSJ awards on the 15th November at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.
The Cornwall’s NHS Forest initiative is an ongoing partnership between young people, the NHS, Cornwall Council, the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and The Rowse Trust. It uses tree planting to achieve multiple objectives, including the stimulation and promotion of inclusion and the creation and management of green space through working with young people and communities.
We plan to plant 10,000 trees in the next three years. Staff, patients and the local community have become involved through tree planting and accessing green space for rest, relaxation and gentle exercise. The objective is to create different offers for different population groups including children’s play, everyday recreation and exercise referrals from local health professionals. School students are being mentored by older generations through sharing growing expertise and community knowledge. And appropriate biodiversity is assured through input from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
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