The NHS Forest is an exciting national project coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. The project’s central aims are:
- Improving health of staff, patients and communities through increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land.
- Greening the NHS Estates and planting 1 tree per employee amounting to 1.3 million trees within the next 5 years.
- Encouraging greater social cohesion between NHS sites and the local community.
- Bringing together a range of professionals and volunteers to produce woodland that includes the use of art, food crops, woodfuel and biodiversity.
Having completed our successful pilot project the NHS Forest is now tree planting throughout the UK. We are able to offer tree planting, community engagement and funding advice to any site wishing to be involved- the minimum requirement is that 1 tree is planted so do get involved!
Want to say thank you to a member of staff for their care whilst in hospital, celebrate a baby being born or thank someone for their hard work on retirement- then sponsor a tree and support the NHS Forest! www.nhsforest.org/sponsor