Recover health, hope & happiness with the help of trees
NHS Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool
Alder Hey is a unique hospital, with wings extending out into Springfield Park to ensure that every ward has a view of trees and greenspace. The park is managed by the NHS and over the coming years will be the site of innovative projects aimed at improving health through engagement with nature. No wonder that this park has been selected as the site of the pole that represents the important role that trees can and should play in supporting physical and mental health.
The carving on this pole provides a seed matching game to encourage young people and families to spend time outside exploring the woodland in the park.
To mark the launch of the charter and the installation of the pole, Alder Hey is currently running a tree-themed poetry competition and will exhibit the winning poems in the park.
All around us trees,
nature’s free prescription
to relieve stress, keep us strong,
help us heal in body and in mind.
walk, rest, breathe in clean air,
here among the trees
- Harriet Fraser