Best Practice

Forth Valley Hospital and Larbert Woods

National exemplar for green infrastructure in the built environment.

The scheme demonstrates what is possible when a shared vision between ambitious and committed partners is delivered with fastidious attention to the detail set out by the professionals responsible for protecting and enhancing landscape quality in the early stages of design.

Forth Valley Hospital has the first UK Hospital Ranger working directly with patients, local people and professionals to deliver outdoor health walks, outdoor therapy for mental health patients, tai-chi classes in a woodland environment, as well as the UK’s first outdoor, woodland based recovery programme for cardiac patients.

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