Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 500,000 people from a catchment area covering most of West Sussex. The Trust was created on 1st April 2009 through the merger of St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, Southlands Hospital, in Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing Hospital.

Every year, the Trust’s 6,500 staff:

• Treat 118,000 inpatients and day cases
• See 476,000 outpatients
• Treat 126,000 people in the two Accident and Emergency departments
• Deliver 5,000 babies
• Receive around one million blood samples
• Dispense 740,000 medicines
• Take 310,000 imaging exams (x-rays/scans)

About the hospital

Worthing Hospital has more than 500 beds and provides a full range of general acute services including maternity; outpatients A&E and intensive care.

The hospital primarily serves people living in Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea and also towns and villages along the coast and in the inland areas of West Sussex.

However; it also offers more specialist services; such as the eye unit and West Sussex breast screening; to more than 600,000 people in a wider catchment area stretching from Chichester in the west to Brighton in the east.

Trust Board members:

Please visit the Trust Board Members page on the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website