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.

Doctors in training

Training doctors at St Richard's Hospital

Our specialty programmes aim to produce high-quality clinicians with the broad range of skills that will enable them to practice as consultants in the United Kingdom.

Click on the following specialty links to find out more:

About St Richard’s

St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester has approximately 430 beds and provides a full range of general acute services including, maternity, outpatients, A&E and intensive care.

It also has a purpose-built NHS Treatment Centre on site which offers safe, fast, pre-booked day and short-stay surgery and diagnostic procedures.

Foundation Trust

St Richard’s is part of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which was established on 1 April, 2009 through the merger of the Royal West Sussex and Worthing & Southlands Hospitals NHS Trusts.

On 1 July, 2013, we gained Foundation Trust status, becoming the first acute Trust in Sussex to achieve this milestone.

We were only the second Foundation Trust to be approved under the regulator Monitor’s new powers to promote and protect the interests of patients.

Catchment area

St Richard’s Hospital serves an area of around 400 square miles.

This catchment comprises the coastal areas of Littlehampton, Bognor, Selsey and Chichester Harbour, together with the city of Chichester and the South Downs market towns of Midhurst, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Arundel and Petworth.

The hospital also serves a significant number of patients from East Hampshire.

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