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.

Microbiology – Shift practice and rota

The usual week day working hours are 9am-5pm.


Trainees take part in 1 in 5 cross site out of hours on call, with consultant cover.

Weekend cover includes on site authorisation of lab reports and a clinical ward round on a Saturday, with the remainder of on call being provided off site by telephone.

On call is paid as a 40% supplement.


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