Patients, staff and volunteers at CWP have given NHS Sustainability Day the ‘green thumbs-up’ by planting over 175 native local cherry, hazel and willow trees at the Countess of Chester Country Park.
The trees were donated to CWP from environmental organisations, NHS Forest and OxTreeGen as part of NHS Sustainability Day.
Jeannie Metcalfe-Hall, CWP environmental manager, said: “NHS Sustainability Day supports NHS organisations to manage green spaces on or near to their land for the benefit of their patients, staff and local communities. This is the third year the Trust has taken part in the campaign and we’re delighted to have been given the trees for our country park.
“Having such an excellent pleasant green space close to Bowmere Hospital is great for aiding patient recovery time, by providing an area for relaxation and a space for our staff and many other people to take gentle exercise.
“The environment team at CWP are continuously working to actively reduce the Trust’s environmental impact, making sure that environmental sustainability is incorporated into all aspects of the products and services required to operate and maintain the services that we provide to Cheshire and Wirral.”
Photo (below), from left to right: Paul Banks, CWP grounds maintenance manager; Matthew Chambers, Care UK volunteer support worker; John Dix, CWP volunteer gardener; Jeannie Metcalfe-Hall, environmental manager and Kimberly Waring CWP medical secretary.