The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust "is one of the largest and busiest hospital trusts in the North of England with an annual budget of over £500 million and over 8,000 staff. It provides a range of services from emergancy care, surgery and pathology to specilist services such as vascular surgery and renal transplantation.
For NHS Sustainability Day 2016 the trust planted 2 wild cherry trees @ 2pm. These were paid for by ISS, who manage the soft FM / Hotel Services contracts for the Trust. The planting was attended by ISS's Sustainability & Social Value Manager for the contract.
Broadgreen Hospital Therapies Garden
A project to deliver a dedicated outdoor therapeutic space at Broadgreen hospital was developed by therapies staff from the hospital’s Complex Rehabilitation ward and by staff from Macmillan Cancer Support. The therapies staff had long wanted a space to support patients in their rehabilitation programme and Macmillan had been looking into the idea of a ‘men’s shed’ to provide a space to engage with their clients in a relaxed and informal setting.
Funding was secured from Tesco Bags of Good, which was matched by the hospital’s Charitable Funds. This totalled £8,000 which purchased a cabin for the garden, path and patio, fruit trees, planters and some basic tools. In November 2018, volunteers from Veolia Energy constructed the cabin and volunteers from Avrenim (FM provider) painted the cabin, installed the glass and felted the roof. Patients from Complex Rehabilitation had already started to paint plant pots and grow seeds in anticipation.
In May 2019, further volunteers from Veolia Energy supported Trust staff and patients to plant the fruit trees and add soil to the planters. Veolia had donated bags of soil and Plughole Planters donated two of their innovative larch-clad planters, that are made from old baths – which happily came from a Veolia-managed waste disposal site! Patients from Complex Rehabilitation and Macmillan clients have been using the garden throughout the summer of 2019 and further funding is being sought. For more information, please contact Ian Stenton, Head of Sustainability, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust : email@example.com