The University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust has undergone extensive redevelopment to its sites. This work includes brand new hospital buildings and a movement of activity from three sites to one site at the City General.
As part of the development the trust took the opportunity to increase the amount of trees and green spaces across the site. The aim is to make the spaces surrounding the buildings greener and more attractive for patients, staff and visitors. In addition to planting on the boundaries and in landscaped areas trees, were also planted in circulation spaces. Once established, trees planted around the main entrance will provide shade for the seating areas, encouraging rest and relaxation.
Species such as oak, ash, rowan, birch, hazel and beech were used extensively, with a massive 12452 trees already planted and a further 18796 planned as the development reaches conclusion.