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NHS Forest Conference 2019

October 11

NHS Forest Conference 2019

Theme: Engaging communities with green space for health


Friday 11 October 9.30am – 3.30pm at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital


This is an annual national conference returning to the place where NHS Forest was launched, at Alder Hey. It will bring together health and care staff, estate managers, conservation workers, artists and researchers to inspire us about the use of green space for the benefit of health, at healthcare centres.


It will celebrate the tenth anniversary of NHS Forest and the green space network, an alliance of 190 healthcare centres working to make the most of their outdoor spaces for patients, staff and the wider community.


NHS Forest was launched in 2009 by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, initially as a tree planting campaign, and has since planted 58,600 trees. With growing evidence of the health benefits of green space, the network strengthened its remit to champion the value of NHS outdoor space in aiding recovery and preventing illness.


The conference will showcase the achievements of its most innovative sites; explore the support that sites can offer their communities as ‘anchor institutions’ and air new plans for the next decade.


It is being sponsored by the Innovation Agency as part of their commitment to the Liverpool City Region Year of the Environment, in partnership with Mersey Forest, CHAMPS and Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnership.


The chair of the conference will be Gideon Ben-Tovim OBE, who is the Innovation Agency Chair; Chair of Nature Connected; and the advisor on the natural environment to Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.


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Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
: E Prescot Rd, Liverpool L14 5AB + Google Map