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Green spaces 'can save NHS billions'

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Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2013 02:00 AM by AlexMuller

The Woodland Trust's chief executive has said increasing people's access to green spaces could cut billions of pounds from the NHS healthcare bill. Sue Holden said it had been calculated that the NHS could save £2.1bn a year if everyone had access to green spaces. She made the comments at an event to mark the culmination of the five-year Visit Woods project.

 
Ms Holden added that only an estimated 14% of the UK's population had "easy access to trees".
 
She told an audience of invited guests at the Houses of Parliament that the link between "healthy woods and healthy lives" was a "connection that really has to be made much more and much more often".
 
She added: "It is a connection that we know intrinsically, we believe it to be true but - increasingly - it is something that evidence is backing up as well.
 
"It has been calculated, for example, that £2.1bn of healthcare costs could be saved if everyone had access to green spaces."
 
But she added that just 14% of people in England had access to woodlands within 500m of their home.

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Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-07
+3
Healthy environment has always been so important
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-07
+0
More land need to be accessible, sometimes just small green places make a diffrence Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-07
+2
So relaxing, to be part of nature Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-07
+0
The other factor is time, many people are so busy even if they have access to nature they do not go Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-07
+1
NHS needs more than green spaces to save money Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-07
+0
Many people benefit from NHS, without it there would be more and more trouble and needs funds Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-07
+0
But also some standards and efficiency, funds come from taxes after all Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-07
+0
More important thing would be to say that our health would benefit from green spaces
No one wants to be ill Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-08
+0
Many into health education and green spaces, this could work Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-08
+0
Yes, many involved but money also Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-08
+0
Put this into perspective
NHS budget for 2013 for England is about 96 billion Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-08
+0
They need another spending review Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-24
+0
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