Local NHS organisations respond to Bristol City Council's declaration of 'ecological emergency'

  • 04 February 2020

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A joint spokesperson for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust said:

"We recognise the very serious threats to biodiversity, and the role we can all play in protecting and preserving our wildlife for future generations. We will be working together in the coming months to look at the collective action we can take in light of today’s declaration in Bristol.

"There is already some great work to be built on, including the comprehensive Biodiversity Management Plan at North Bristol Trust (which includes tree, wildflower and drought-tolerant planting, alongside insect hotels and bird boxes) and the climate emergency action plans being implemented within the acute hospital Trusts. We are committed to sharing this learning and expertise across the Healthier Together Partnership to ensure that our health and care system is making the best possible contribution to a sustainable environment for all our citizens."

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