Greenery in and around nursing homes, hospitals and other clinics is good for the climate inside and outside the facility, and has a positive effect on patients’ state of mind and recovery, as well as the general well-being of patients, staff and visitors.
This document from Wageningen University & Research: dr.ir. J.A. Hiemstra, dr. S. de Vries en ir. J.H. Spijker. Vrije & University of Amsterdam: dr. J. Maas, provides information on the benefits of greenery on recovery and well-being in the healthcare context, including references to scientific literature. It concludes with some tips on how to ensure the successful and beneficial inclusion of greenery.