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.

Sustainability and Transformation Plan

The Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) brings together 21 organisations who plan and provide health and care services across the region.

This includes clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), acute hospital trusts, mental health services, community services and local authorities.

The STP is a partnership and a way of working. It is not an organisation, or a single separate plan. It is a way of making sure that the partners’ plans are joined up and working together.

It aims to ensure that no part of the health and care system operates in isolation. We know that what happens in GP surgeries, for example, impacts on social care, which impacts on hospital wards, and so on. With services feeling the strain, working together gives our doctors, nurses and care staff the best chance of success.

One of our key priorities is to develop more community-based services, helping people to stay well closer to home. This will reduce demand on our hospitals, also enabling them to improve their specialist services.

You can learn more about the partnership and its progress on the STP website:

> www.seshealthandcare.org.uk

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