Swansea University has been awarded £50,000 by the Welsh government to evaluate two projects at hospitals in south Wales.

The first is Our Health Meadow at the hospital in Llandough, Vale of Glamorgan, which began in June and brings together patients, staff and the local community to transform a seven-acre (two hectare) field and another seven acres of surrounding woodland into an accessible outdoor healthcare and rehabilitation facility.

The second project at Velindre Cancer Centre, will create green spaces as part of what will become the new hospital grounds. The ambition of the project is to involve patients, NHS staff and the local community in designing and creating sustainable and environmentally sound spaces within hospital settings.

The study begins in September 2021 and will continue until June 2023.

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greenspace scotland is working with NHS Lothian, Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation and a wide range of partners and stakeholders on the development and delivery of the Greenspace and Health Strategic Framework for Edinburgh & Lothians. This was published on 28 June 2019 and we believe it is the first Scottish health board-led Green Health Strategy.

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