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.

Ryan De-Vall

Staff Governor: Scientific, Technical & Professional

“Hello, my name is Ryan De-Vall. I am Principal Speech & Language Therapist for Acute services at SRH and Worthing hospitals. Since 2013, I have been privileged to lead a dedicated team of therapists who strive to put our patients first. Leading and supporting colleagues is integral to my professional role, by teaching and supervising as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and also by advising and communicating with patients and carers.

As one of only 6 elected staff governors, I aim to provide an active and constructive contribution to the development of our Trust. I attend our Council of Governors meetings to represent the views of staff, provide feedback and hold directors to account. Excellent communication between staff and the Trust Board is crucial at a time when the NHS has never been under more scrutiny. Within the wider health economy, we are moving towards more connected acute and community services.

Being outstanding is something we can be proud of, and we must work together to continue to build on our achievements. There is always room for improvement, and by listening, we can learn from what can go wrong too.

I am an enthusiastic, fair and diplomatic person who has a strong sense of what needs to be done. As  a staff governor, I try to ensure that colleagues feel valued and supported. I am committed to developing and delivering high quality services for our patients.”

To contact Ryan De-Vall, please email: governors@wsht.nhs.uk


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