A Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire health body celebrated the NHS’s 75th birthday by planting 75 trees across the organisation’s different sites.
Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust planted a mix of trees and rosebushes – named the Nye Bevan rose after former Secretary of State for Health, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan, who spearheaded the creation of the NHS.
The trees were planted by a mix of staff, patients, volunteers and governors.
Chief Executive Toby Lewis said: “We wanted to mark this special occasion by doing something that will grow and last for, we would hope, many, many years.
“The decision to involve those connected to our work with the mass planting is all about the future. Birthdays are a time to look forward, as well as back, and to think about what lies ahead. We hope to capture the hopes of our volunteers for the future of local healthcare, while we go about improving our gardens and woodland.”
The Trust, which operates services in more than 100 locations across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire, employs over 3,700 staff and benefits from the goodwill of more than 200 volunteers.
Photo credits: Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust