Hospital consultants have given a range of trees to be enjoyed by patients, staff and visitors to mark the Queen’s Jubilee year at Salisbury District Hospital.
Across the country people have been planting trees to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, as part of the Woodland Trust project. At Salisbury District Hospital 17 trees are being planted on the Green at Entrance B creating a lasting legacy and a fitting tribute to this year’s celebrations.
Dr Deborah Mitchell, Consultant Dermatologist said: “Hospital staff have a long history of providing medical care to the people of Salisbury which dates back to 1767. We wanted to mark the Diamond Jubilee as a significant time in our history. Planting a number of trees here in Salisbury during the Jubilee year seemed an excellent way of doing so, while also helping with the Woodland Trust’s aim of planting six million trees across the country.”
Dr Mitchell added: “ The senior medical staff hope that the trees planted on the Green will be enjoyed for many years to come by the community which we serve.”
Notes to editors:
- Photo Opportunity. Luke March, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation will mark the planting of the final tree on Friday, 30 November at 1.15pm. If photographers would like to attend, please contact Patrick Butler (details below).
- The trees given include: Honey Locust (Gleditsia sunburst), Norway Maple (Acer Drummondii), Scarlet Thorn (Crataegus Paul’s Scarlet), White flowered Crabapple – Red fruit (Malus Hupehensis), Pink flowered Crabapple – Yellow fruit (Malus Yellow Siberian), Mountain Ash (Sorbus Americanan) and a Weeping Copper Beech (Fagus Black Swan)
For further information please contact:
Public Relations Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 425170