To make patient visits to St. Petersburg’s City Consulting Diagnostic Centre (CCDC) less stressful and encourage people to be more active, our partners have begun greening the hospital's grounds. 

St. Petersburg hospital gets a green makeover

A 2020 Cities Changing Diabetes social study for diabetes patients found that green areas motivate people to go outside for a walk. On 9 September, the initiative began planting new trees and shrubs around CCDC.

The planting of berry bushes, hortensia and three young oaks was led by Evgenii Popov, Chief Medical Officer of CCDC #1 and Irina Karpova, Chief Diabetologist of St. Petersburg, along with many enthusiastic colleagues. Later this month, the greening initiative will roll out at the Moscow Endocrinological Dispensary.