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 pregnancy

We will help you choose the best type of care for your pregnancy, and support you all the way through it.

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The first thing you will need to do once you know you are pregnant is to book your birth at either St Richard’s or Worthing hospital, and read our leaflet about screening tests.

We also run an excellent parent education programme to prepare you for your birth and beyond.

If you are interested in hypnobirthing, we offer a four-week course teaching you the essential techniques.

The Family Assist service is a great source of information on all aspects of pregnancy, including during COVID-19.

  • Click on the Family Assist logo below to access it

And we’re always at the end of the phone if you need help, advice or reassurance.

  • You can call our midwives on 01903 285269

Family Assist

Family Assist is a great new source of information for parents-to-be, their families and friends to help them through pregnancy and beyond, managed by Western Sussex Hospitals and our partners at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and West Sussex County Council. The site also provides up-to-date information about COVID-19 and maternity services.

Click on the Family Assist logo to find out more:


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