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.


If you need the assistance of an interpreter during your hospital visit, our PALS team can help you arrange this.


All our clinics, wards and departments have access to telephone and face-to-face interpreting services 24 hours a day.

These are provided by ‘The Big Word’, who offer interpreting and translation.

British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation is also available.

For more information about interpreting services:

  • Telephone PALS on 01243 831822 at St Richard’s Hospital, or 01903 285032 for Worthing and Southlands Hospitals
  • Email PALSChichester@wsht.nhs.uk for St Richard’s Hospital, or PALSWorthing@wsht.nhs.uk for Worthing and Southlands Hospitals
  • Or complete the PALS contact form below:

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