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.

Quality Strategy: What is it?

WSHFT Medical Director Dr George Findlay


If you live, work or spend time in West Sussex, the quality of services provided by the hospitals in the area could affect you.

Whether it’s emergency care, maternity care or ongoing treatment for a long-term health problem, you want your hospital to offer the best and safest care possible.

Our trust already offers high quality care. The Care Quality Commission has judged the Trust to be among the best performing NHS Trusts in the country and offers the “best and safest care for patients”.

Every three years, we produce a Quality Strategy to outline the areas we most want to focus on for improvement for everyone who comes into contact with the hospitals, whether as patients, visitors, staff or partners.

For the 2015-2018 strategy we identified four goals that will help to focus our improvement work.

We have outlined those goals here, along with the priorities that will help us achieve them and case studies to help illustrate how we are making improvements.

Your feedback influenced how the Trust improves over the coming years. 

Thank you for your interest and support,

Dr George Findlay
Medical Director



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