Princess Elizabeth Hospital joined the NHS Forest in 2016 when it took part in planting two trees at 2pm as part of NHS Sustainability Day.

Guernsey radiographer Charles Hurford saw the NHS Forest project as a opportunity to promote sustainability at the Guernsey Hospital while also benefitting the environment. Supported by the radiology services manager Alistair Richards, and radiographers Hannah Spittal, Linda Gardner, Maria Melton and David Roussel, he braved the rain on 24 March and planted a hawthorn in front of the hospital.

“We chose a hawthorn,” said Alistair, “because hawthorns are tough, drought tolerant, native and provide habitat for 160 species of insects. They fruit in autumn which provides food for birds.”

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