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NHS could save billions if more people had access to green spaces

Authors/ source/ publisher
Mark Kinver - BBC
Date added to library 08 November 2013
Year published
2013
Country where item was produced
UK
Abstract
Sue Holden, the chief executive of The Woodland Trust, believes that the NHS could save £2.1bn year each if everyone had access to green spaces. Holden estimates that currently only 14 per cent of the UK’s population had “easy access to tress”.  At the event, where the remarks were made, case studies were presented highlighting the benefits of green spaces on peoples well-being including obesity, mental health, dementia, autism and asthma.