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.

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General Surgery

The General Surgical Unit

The General Surgical unit is based on two main wards (Bosham and Selsey) that are adjacent to each other making up a total of 52 beds. There is a separate Bariatric Unit on Aldwick ward (part of the private Chichester Suite but accommodating NHS patients) that accommodates up to 6 patients.

Within the hospital are three theatre complexes, including the day surgery unit, with a total of 13 theatres. One of these complexes is housed in the purpose built Chichester Treatment Centre, part of the main hospital that houses the endoscopy suite and an outpatient area used by the Colorectal Surgeons and the well-established Pre-Admission Clinic. Upper GI surgery clinics are run in the Main Outpatient Department.

We have a busy Accident and Emergency department but most surgical admissions are assessed on the ‘Emergency Floor’ – an assessment unit shared by all medical disciplines.

The department is well equipped with specialist equipment for minimally invasive surgery which is widely practiced throughout the specialities.  The Consultants have special interests in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colorectal Cancer, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Bariatric, Hepato-Biliary and Anti-Reflux surgery.

The Breast surgeons work alongside the General Surgeons with the junior doctors cross covering both services.


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