Learning from Larbert Woods – an asset for health improvement at the NHS Forth Valley Royal Hospital Estate

Thursday 23rd February 2017, 1 pm to 2 pm.

The Larbert Woods Project has transformed woodland and greenspace surrounding the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Falkirk, Scotland. It was completed in 2013. Through partnership working, imaginative design and long-term management arrangements, the project is providing a wide range of environmental, social and economic benefits. An important part of this the project has been enabling hospital staff, patients, visitors and the local community to make greater use of the woodland and greenspace resource for health improvement, therapeutic activity, physical activity and relaxation. A Social Return on Investment Analysis of the project has provided evidence of the some of the public benefits associated with the project. The project is now serving as an example of best practice for other hospital developments in Scotland.

The webinar will be presented by Sheena Raeburn, a Director at landscape architecture practice Ian White Associates and Kevin Lafferty, Access, Health and Recreational Advisor at Forestry Commission Scotland. Register here.

For full details of this event and other upcoming seminars, please see the Ecosystems Knowledge Network website.

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