Clare Gerada, Chair of the Royal College of GPs and Madeliene Long, Chair of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) planted a tree to demonstrate their support for the NHS Forest project and take part in the NHS Sustainability Day of Action at 2pm on 28 March 2013 at the Maudsley Hospital, South London.
Clare Gerada said, “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.”
Madeliene Long said, “The NHS Forest is a fantastic project to improve green space on NHS Estates and provide therapeutic benefits, for patients, staff and the local community. We are keen to continue our involvement in the NHS Forest project.”