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.

Council of Governors

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust changed its name to University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust on 1 April 2021 when it completed the formal acquisition of Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The information on these pages covers the period before 1 April 2021 in which it was known as Western Sussex Hospitals. For information about the trust and its governance after this date, please visit uhsussex.nhs.uk.

Our Council of Governors acts as a link between Western Sussex Hospitals’ members and its Trust Board. It promotes active membership, represents local views and stands as a ‘critical friend’ to the trust. It also appoints – and decides the remuneration of – the Trust’s Chair and the Non- Executive Directors, and approves the appointment of the Chief Executive.

Click here to read profiles of our Governors

Click here for Council of Governors Register of Interests 

To contact the Governors, please email uhsussex.governors@nhs.net


The Trust held its AGM on 30th September 2020.

The presentations are available here – AGM – Website Presentations

The two videos that were in the presentation can be viewed using the links below

Our governors are typically involved in many areas beyond their statutory duties, such as:

  • Holding constituency meetings to communicate with members
  • Representing the views of members to the Trust Board
  • Developing and reviewing the membership strategy to ensure representation and engagement levels are maintained and increased as appropriate
  • Working with hospital volunteers
  • Giving talks to interested stakeholders

The Trust’s first public and staff governors were elected by its membership in September 2012.

Council of Governors Meetings

Trust members and the public are welcome to attend our regular Council of Governors meetings. Forthcoming dates for these are as follows:

Date Time Venue Hospital Site

18th March 2021

(Extraordinary Council of Governors) 

4pm Please access the meeting using this link – Click Here via Microsoft Teams


Meeting papers are published one week before the meeting and are available to read or download from the Related Documents section below.



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