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.

John Thompson – Deputy Lead Governor

John Thompson

Public Governor and Deputy Lead Governor: Arun District

I have lived in Middleton-on-Sea for 25 years. My main objectives as a Governor are to:

  • Engage with the community to ensure appropriate and good quality hospital provision for the people of Arun and West Sussex
  • Contribute towards making the patient experience the best it can be
  • Use my skills and experience to ensure best value is obtained from all the hospitals’ activities
  • Hold senior managers to account for their decisions through active participation in the work of the Council of Governors, and
  • Encourage members of the community to join the Trust.

Most of my career was spent as a Director in the National Audit Office and then as Marketing Director of a local office products company.

I am Chair of Governors at Davison High School in Worthing and have had wide involvement in school governance for 20 years. I sit as an Independent Person on the Arun DC Standards Committee.

I am a Trustee of the Aldingbourne Trust and am just about to finish four years as a Lay Member of the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board, where I have contact with health professionals and have responsibility for quality and performance of safeguarding across the NHS, local authorities and other agencies.

I am a member of my surgery’s PPG. I believe that these roles have helped me to develop skills and gain experience which will be of value to the Trust and the community.


To contact John Thompson, please email: governors@wsht.nhs.uk

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