Chief Executive of Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Kathryn Thomson, and Director of Human Resources, Michelle Turner planted two trees at 2pm to mark NHS Sustainability Day 2013. The event was part of a series of initiatives undertaken by the trust to demonstrate its commitment to increasing green space for staff, patients and the local community to use and enjoy for rest, relaxation and exercise.

The tree planting was organised in association with the NHS Forest, and complements a range of events and activities implemented at the Women’s Hospital as part of the year long Simple Actions campaign to reduce carbon, cut waste and conserve energy in the NHS. Children from Smithdown Primary School Liverpool and Princes Primary School were also involved in the tree planting.

Liverpool Women's Hospital tree planting 2013
Liverpool Women’s Hospital tree planting 2013. Chief Executive, Kathryn Thomson (in black)Director of Human Resources, Michelle Turner (with scarf). All rights reserved.

John Foley, Environmental Manager at the Women’s Hospital, said, “Sustainability is a fundamental part of excellent patient care as it helps to create a positive healing and working environment. Events like this, and campaigns like Simple Actions, demonstrate our commitment as a Trust to invest, innovate and evolve to ensure that sustainability stays high on the agenda.”

In 2024 they planted a further 30 NHS Forest trees paid for by the Nature for Climate fund.

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