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.

Meet the team

Our cardiac rehabilitation staff are:

Cardiac nurse specialists:

  • Debbie Keeping
  • Louise Beagley
  • Catriona Cooper

Specialist physiotherapists:

  • Karen Rowat (Lead specialist physiotherapist)
  • Julie Briscoe

Exercise therapist:

  • Jacqui Leath

Cardiac rehabilitation volunteers

We have a team of registered hospital volunteers who are all ex-patients and have been through the cardiac rehabilitation programme themselves.

Our volunteers are present during the exercise classes, and education sessions and can offer practical advice and support that complements the work of the rehab team.

Cardiac rehab volunteers at St Richard's

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