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.

Intensive Care Medicine

The trainee will work under the supervision of the ICM Consultants providing all aspects of the care required to manage our critically ill patients. Worthing has a diverse casemix being a mixed medical / surgical intensive care unit, which serves a population with an above average proportion of elderly people and areas of lower socio-economic status.

We pride ourselves on stimulating a sense of enthusiasm, organisation and working towards common training goals. There will be ample opportunity for trainees to develop a wide range of skills necessary for a successful career in ICM in the future. In particular, there are opportunities for to gain experience with ultrasound, echocardiography and bronchoscopy, in addition to more generic aspects of ICM practice (invasive lines, percutaneous tracheostomy insertion, cardiac output monitoring, haemofiltration, ventilator management, care bundles). The acquisition of relevant experience by attachment to other areas such as Radiology, Cardiology and Microbiology will be allowed and will count towards intensive care training. This will not normally exceed 2 PAs per week.

Additional training experience at Worthing:  

  • Preoperative (high risk) assessment clinic run jointly by a physician and anaesthetist / intensivist.
  • Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing. 
  • Coronary care unit ward rounds with potential for further training in echocardiography.
  • Follow up of patients who have been discharged from the ITU with the Outreach Team.
  • Joint Renal and Anaesthetic ward rounds will ensure that the trainee would be fully trained in critical care medicine as well as all aspects of the management of acute renal failure including renal replacement therapy with both haemofiltration and haemodialysis. 


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