Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

You can keep using this website for information about St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals but for our other sites and to find out more about the new trust please visit www.uhsussex.nhs.uk.

Your clinical care

Your care is led by your consultant with support from clinical specialists including nurses, therapists, dietitians, pharmacists and technicians.

Your consultant will visit you regularly to plan and supervise your treatment and monitor the progress of your recovery.

Before you come in to hospital you will have been told the date and time of your admission and any special instructions, like whether or not to eat or drink.

To ensure you receive the highest standards of care, you may be transferred to or treated in another area of the hospital.

These might include the imaging department for diagnostic tests, specialist cardiac units for treatment of heart conditions or operating theatres for surgical procedures.

In some cases, you might spend some time in the hospital’s critical care unit before being moved back to your private room.

This is most likely following major surgery, when you may need the enhanced monitoring and care in which our critical care team specialises.

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