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 Worthing 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 Worthing Hospital

Worthing Hospital has approximately 570 beds and provides a full range of general acute services including, maternity, outpatients, A&E and intensive care.

Foundation Trust

Worthing Hospital 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

The hospital primarily serves people living in Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea, as well as towns and villages along the coast and in the inland areas of West Sussex.

However, it also offers more specialist services, such as ophthalmology and breast screening, to more than 600,000 people in a wider catchment area stretching from Chichester in the west to Brighton in the east.

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