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.

Meet our Governors

There are currently 24 members of the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors.

The majority are elected by our membership, with the remainder appointed by our partner organisations. Click on a governor’s name to find out more about them and how you can get in touch.

The results of the election for the council of Governors to Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation trust can be below.

Or click here to read more about the work of the Council, check meeting dates and read agendas and minutes

Public Governors

Staff Governors

Appointed Governors


Our constitution as a Foundation Trust requires that our 22 elected governors represent one of the 12 constituencies into which our public and staff membership is divided.

The six staff constituencies elect one governor each, while the 16 public governors are elected across our five local council areas, plus a patient constituency for people who live outside these areas but have been a patient at our hospitals at any time since January 2008.

The number of governors elected in each constituency represents the relative size of the population there.

Horsham has fewer governors to reflect the smaller proportion of the district’s population that uses Western Sussex Hospitals due to the availability of other hospitals closer to the town.

Governors are elected for a period of up to three years, in accordance with the WSHFT Constitution. 

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