5 July 2023 marks 75 years of the National Health Service.
Treating over a million people a day in England, the NHS touches all of our lives and is committed to transforming services, delivering for patients and better understanding the local populations we serve.
On this major milestone, we'd like to extend a heartfelt 'thank you'. As a small token of our thanks, the gbpartnerships foundation has sponsored 25 trees to be planted by the NHS Forest. We hope that this makes a difference to the people and wildlife in the areas where they are planted.
The NHS Forest inspires and supports healthcare sites in transforming their green space for health, wellbeing and biodiversity. This can mean beautiful gardens for rest and recovery; woodland, hedgerows and meadows that create habitats for wildlife and social spaces for people; and growing space for fruit and vegetables. Since the NHS Forest was founded in 2009, more than 330 healthcare sites across the UK have joined the alliance, and 100,000 trees have been planted on or near to their estates. Like all forests, the NHS Forest comprises far more than just trees. The sites have established a wide range of green spaces which offer multiple benefits to people and wildlife. gbpartnerships is proud to work in partnership with many NHS organisations across the country, supporting them in unlocking complex estate challenges, planning, developing, and maintaining the highest quality, sustainable health and public buildings that serve the needs of our communities, now and in the future.