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.

Respiratory – Shift practice and rota

The three respiratory consultants take part in the acute medical rota and provide a daily referral service for in-patients with respiratory problems.  They also aim to perform all live ultrasound-guided pleural procedures in the hospital.  A weekly ambulatory pleural list (pleural drains and aspiration under ultrasound guidance) provides training opportunities.

There are 16 Medical Consultants on the acute medical on-call rota as well as 5 AMU Consultants (under review). In-patients remaining on the acute medical unit remain under the care of the acute medical physicians; those moved elsewhere are taken over by a ward-based team.


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