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.

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Careers and education

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major employer and a high-quality centre for medical education and training.


We offer excellent opportunities for medical and clinical staff but also for everyone from school leavers to people wanting to retrain or build on experience gained in other occupations.

Training doctors

Our doctor training programmes are well taught, strongly supported and highly rated by students and clinicians alike.

Nurses and Midwives

We provide high-quality nurse and midwifery training and education in partnership with the Universities of Brighton and Surrey.

Learning and development

Our Learning and Development Unit provides high-quality education, training and development for healthcare professionals and non-clincial staff from other organisations as well as within the trust.


Learn on the job with an apprenticeship at Western Sussex.

Work experience

Shadowing placements are available in nursing, medicine, medical imaging, physiotherapy and our hospital laboratories.


We have a range of on-site accommodation available for rent or short stays.

Library services

Our Chichester and Worthing libraries are open to all medical staff working in the southern half of West Sussex.



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