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.

Accident and Emergency

If you have a serious injury or need urgent medical treatment, you may need to come into one of the two accident and emergency (A&E) departments we run at Western Sussex Hospitals in Worthing and Chichester.

You can help our busy A&E staff by considering whether your need for treatment really is urgent and whether it would be more appropriate for you to see your General Practitioner (GP), call the NHS 111 service for advice (open 24 hours) or visit a minor injuries unit rather than come into A&E.

More information to help you choose the right type of urgent care is available at www.nhs.uk.

You can download the leaflet Save A&E for Saving Lives

Or find out about other emergency helplines, urgent care and crisis services in our area

There are no A&E facilities at Southlands Hospital in Shoreham-by-Sea.

Worthing Hospital A&E entrance

The A&E department at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, is at the front of the hospital, to the left of the main entrance.


A&E at Worthing is also at the front of the hospital, to the left of the main entrance.

Both our units have separate children’s A&E facilities staffed by specialist paediatric nurses.



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