Greenspace 2012 - The NHS Forest & Outer Space


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Presentation given by Rachel Stancliffe, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare - GSNF meeting, 1st Feb 2012

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  • CSH was set up in 2008 out of concern for the future of people’s health.
  • The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) is working with key partners to engage healthcare professionals, patients and the wider community in understanding the connections between health and environment and the importance of adopting sustainable practices at work as well as at home. As the NHS has contact with millions of people every day as patients and employs over 1.3 million people, it has the potential to reach huge swathes of the population with positive health and environmental messages. The ‘convenient truth’ is that what is good for the environment is also good for people’s health. Why is the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare best placed to carry this out? CSH is fortunate in having a wealth of experience both within its own small team, and through a wide network of partners, in the fields of health and the environment. During the past three years we have developed a range of projects to green the NHS.  Our programmes concentrate on three areas: engagement; knowledge sharing; and transformation. CSH is now established as an independent organisation, having been ‘incubated’ by the charity Knowledge into Action for the first two years.  Our close understanding of healthcare and of the health system in the UK, combined with our knowledge of sustainability and how these link enables us to work with partners in both these spheres to open doors and share ideas.   
  • Clinical transformation our Sustainable Clinical Specialties programmes and medical education Fieldwork – engaging people the NHS Forest Sustainable Action Planning Evidence Sustainable Healthcare: an Evidence Base for Action (SHEBA) Mapping Greener Healthcare The Journal for Sustainable Healthcare
  • Greenspace 2012 - The NHS Forest & Outer Space

    1. 1. Greenspace 2012 The NHS Forest & Outer Space
    2. 2. Why are we here? <ul><li>We are worried (very worried) about what’s happening to the climate and its effects on human health </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare professionals are key to change but often left out of sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>There are many co-benefits to health and the environment to transforming healthcare for a sustainable future </li></ul>
    3. 3. What does CSH do? <ul><li>Inspire NHS staff, patients and community with positive co-benefits to health and the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Empower healthcare professionals with the tools to make changes </li></ul><ul><li>Transform healthcare for a sustainable future </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Carbon Footprint of healthcare in England <ul><li>The NHS is huge </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon reduction target of 90% by 2050, but carbon emissions are still increasing </li></ul><ul><li>so we work mostly with people in clinical specialities to transform healthcare </li></ul>
    5. 5. Sustainable Healthcare <ul><li>Why less of the same is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>90% reduction is a LOT! </li></ul><ul><li>Only 22% of the carbon footprint is from direct energy use so we need to transform care itself not just improve buildings and recycling </li></ul><ul><li>We need to look at pathways of care, to cut out waste and to improve patient experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient centred care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lean pathways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower carbon choices </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. What does that mean in practice? <ul><li>Clinical Specialties Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Working with healthcare where it is now </li></ul><ul><li>2. NHS Forest and Outer Space </li></ul><ul><li>Visibly linking health and the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Pulling together the information and tools we need to make change </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>engaging staff and patients with their outside environment </li></ul><ul><li>creating links between health & environment </li></ul><ul><li>planting 1.3 million trees, 1 for every member of staff in the NHS </li></ul><ul><li>improving physical spaces </li></ul><ul><li>opening up NHS sites to public use </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>“ There’s certain significance in the planting of trees that </li></ul><ul><li>leaves a lasting legacy. Here at RDaSH, particularly in the </li></ul><ul><li>grounds of our Trust Headquarters, we are lucky to have </li></ul><ul><li>had so many beautiful trees planted by our predecessors , </li></ul><ul><li>so when the opportunity came along to take part in </li></ul><ul><li>planting an NHS Forest it only seemed right to be a part </li></ul><ul><li>of that. The therapeutic benefits of trees and the grounds, </li></ul><ul><li>especially in mental health, are of great significance for </li></ul><ul><li>our service users. For these reasons we fully intend </li></ul><ul><li>further elements of the NHS Forest to be incorporated </li></ul><ul><li>into Trust strategies for the foreseeable future.” </li></ul><ul><li>CEO Chris Boswell, Rotherham, Doncaster and South </li></ul><ul><li>Humber Mental Health Trust. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Achievements in 2011 <ul><li>National recognition as a case study in the Forestry Section of the National Ecosystems Assessment report </li></ul><ul><li>Awards: The Royal Orthopaedic hospital won Gold at the Green Apple Awards and the Cornish NHS Forest received “highly commended” in the Good Corporate Citizenship category </li></ul><ul><li>7148 trees registered </li></ul><ul><li>18 new sites signed up to the project </li></ul><ul><li>Autumn conference </li></ul><ul><li>Stories at sites – New Leaf, Cornwall </li></ul>
    10. 11. Tree Sponsorship Scheme <ul><li>Run by OxTree Gen </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 100 hospitals signed up to the scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Launched 16 th January 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Twiggees, NHS Forest Gift cards, Mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Individual site planting </li></ul><ul><li>Twinning How you can be involved? </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up your local hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor a tree for Valentines </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    11. 12. Fundraising <ul><li>Funding for 2011: Big Tree Plant, RE:Leaf, Corporate sponsorship, Tree Sponsorship, Charitable Trust Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Existing Funding for 2012: Tree Sponsorship, Felix Dennis </li></ul><ul><li>Funding Plan for 2012: Charitable Trust Fund applications, Corporate Sponsorship (Conferences) and Tree Sponsorship </li></ul>
    12. 13. The Plan for 2012 <ul><li>GROWTH: Ensure that 40 more sites sign up to the tree sponsorship scheme by the end of March </li></ul><ul><li>TARGET: 10,000 More trees to be planted </li></ul><ul><li>SUSTAINABILITY: Tree sponsorship and two corporate sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>HEALTH: Focus on engaging Mental Health Trusts </li></ul><ul><li>RESEARCH: build up the evidence base linking health and the environment </li></ul>
    13. 14. Outer Space Project <ul><li>St Catherine’s Hospital Doncaster </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Fun Day’ Launch event held on the 31 st August </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers involved in building a new network of accessible paths </li></ul><ul><li>Community engagement work taking place with schools and local groups </li></ul><ul><li>Community group established </li></ul>
    14. 15. Outer Space Project <ul><li>University Hospital Coventry </li></ul><ul><li>Project introduced at the October NHS Forest Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Hedge planting days with local schools in January </li></ul><ul><li>Community engagement work </li></ul><ul><li>Launch event on May 1 st </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of new entrance and improvements to access underway </li></ul>
    15. 16. What can we do together? <ul><li>JOIN the NHS Forest network on LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with us: to include healthcare in your work, work with the NHS and engage staff and patients </li></ul><ul><li>Do some research on the NHS Forest or Outer Space sites </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up to the NHS Forest or buy someone a tree for Valentines! </li></ul>
    16. 17. Thank you and we look forward to working with you!