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.

Linda Tomsett


Public Governor: Chichester District 

“I have been a member of staff at St. Richards’ hospital for 30 years, starting in General Nursing and then  into Midwifery, from which I retired last year. However, I have returned to work a few hours ‘on the bank’ to continue to give my support where it is needed.

During my Midwifery career I have held senior posts in the community, on the labour ward as a Coordinator, as a Ward Manager and also as a ‘Supervisor of Midwives’.

Throughout these roles I have been proactive in facilitating, motivating and nurturing my colleagues in attaining their professional competencies, responsibilities and to feel proud to be contributing to this hospitals achievements and up holding its’ reputation.

These experiences have given me a greater understanding of the need to genuinely listen to people in order to appreciate their own prospective and incorporate a broader vision of ideas and common objectives. This will enhance my ability to actively and constructively consult with and challenge if necessary, the Board of Governors, when the Board are setting strategy and directing the work of the Trust.

It is because of these experiences that I feel I can bring many skills and above all an open mind to the role of Public Governor  as I wish to be instrumental in not just maintaining the Hospitals good reputation, but also in furthering this achievement.

I felt extremely privileged when I was elected as a Public Governor.”

To contact Linda Tomsett please email: governors@wsht.nhs.uk


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