Trees planted in gesture of new growth and future hope as Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board becomes a statutory body.

To mark the formation of the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, six trees have been planted, one for each of the six places that form our partnership: East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and the Vale of York. The six native broadleaf trees are located in Whashton Wood near Richmond.

The trees were planted on the Integrated Care Board’s behalf by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, a small charity that works to conserve and restore habitats, and the wildlife that they support. Some 4,000 trees will eventually be planted in Whashton Wood including Sessile Oak, Alder, Bird Cherry, Rowan, Scots Pine, Hornbeam and Aspen.

The planting of the trees marks a fundamental shift in how commissioning takes place across the NHS, and the legal formation of the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board. Additionally, the act aligns with our dedication and determination to offset our carbon footprint wherever possible.

Chair Sue Symington said: “On Friday, 1st July, the board of Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care System met for the first time.

“While this meeting was a formal meeting, concerned with effective governance and the handover of responsibilities from the CCGs to the ICS, it marked a very important moment in the establishment of our Integrated Care System. Day one!

“To mark the occasion, the ICB planted six native broadleaf trees on Friday in the Yorkshire Dales. These six trees represent the six places in our partnership, and our hope is that with nurture, care and support both our trees and our ICS will develop strong roots and continue to thrive for years to come.”

certificate has been issued by the charity to the Integrated Care Board.