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.

Trust Board

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust changed its name to University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust on 1 April 2021 when it completed the formal acquisition of Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The information on these pages covers the period before 1 April 2021 in which it was known as Western Sussex Hospitals. For information about the trust and its governance after this date, please visit uhsussex.nhs.uk.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is managed by a Board of Directors comprising a Chairman, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors.

  • The Chairman and Non-Executive Directors are appointed by the Trust’s Council of Governors
  • The Chief Executive is appointed by the Chairman and Non-Executive Directors
  • The other Executive Directors are appointed by the Chairman, Non-Executive Directors and the Chief Executive

Click here to read profiles of the Trust Board members


The Trust held its AGM on 30th September 2020.

The presentations are available here – AGM – Website Presentations

The two videos that were in the presentation can be viewed using the links below


Trust Board meetings

The Trust Board meets regularly throughout the year at both St Richard’s Hospital and Worthing Hospital:

  • Meetings at St Richard’s Hospital are held in the Bateman Room in the Chichester Medical Education Centre (ground floor).
  • Meetings at Worthing Hospital are held in John Bull Conference Room in the Worthing Health Education Centre (ground floor).

Board meetings begin at 10am.

Members of the public are very welcome to attend and questions of a non-personal nature are taken at the end of the session.

Meeting agendas and associated papers are available to download at the foot of this page. For papers from earlier meetings, please email the Corporate Governance Team on wshnt.CoSecMeetingsDiary@nhs.net


The following reports are presented to the public Trust Board meeting on a quarterly, biannual and annual basis:


  • Chief Executive’s Report
  • Patient First Metrics Report
  • Quality Report
  • Performance Report
  • Organisational Development and Workforce Report
  • Financial Performance Report
  • Improvement Initiative Report
  • Use of Trust Seal
  • Monitor Self Assessment
  • Learning From Deaths
  • Patient Experience Report


  • Nursing Staffing Capacity Report


  • Adult Safeguarding Annual Report
  • Children’s Safeguarding Annual Report
  • Medical Appraisal and Revalidation Annual Report
  • Organ Donation Annual Report
  • Quality Strategy and Quality Report Update
  • Declaration of Interest Process and Fit and Proper Person Update
  • Annual Governance Statement
  • Annual Clinical Audit Report
  • Annual Equality and Diversity Performance Report
  • Health and Safety Annual Report
  • Trust Constitution – Approval
  • Annual Security Report
  • Operational Plan
  • Emergency Preparedness and Resilience and Response Assurance Documentation
  • Volunteer Strategy Update
  • Patient Experience Strategy 

The Trust’s Annual Report and Annual Accounts are presented to the Board at the Annual General Meeting .


Members of the public are asked to submit any questions a minimum of one clear working day in advance of the meeting and can do so by emailing Glen Palethorpe, Company Secretary at glen.palethorpe1@nhs.net. 


Forthcoming Trust Board public meeting dates

The Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Board is scheduled to meet on the following forthcoming dates:

Date Time Venue Hospital Site
01st April 2021 10.00 – 1.00 Please access the meeting using this link – Please Click Here via Microsoft Teams



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