Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust serves a population of 450,000 people from a catchment area covering most of West Sussex. The Trust was created on 1st April 2009 through the merger of St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, Southlands Hospital, in Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing Hospital.

Every year, the Trust’s 6,000 staff:

• Treat 118,000 inpatients and day cases
• See 476,000 outpatients
• Treat 126,000 people in the two Accident and Emergency departments
• Deliver 5,000 babies
• Receive around one million blood samples
• Dispense 740,000 medicines
• Take 310,000 imaging exams (x-rays/scans)

About the hospital

St Richard’s Hospital has 430 beds and provides a full range of general acute services including, maternity, outpatients, A&E and intensive care. It also has a purpose built NHS Treatment Centre on site which offers safe, fast, pre-booked day and short stay surgery and diagnostic procedures.

The area served by the hospital is around 400 sq miles. It consists of the coastal areas of Littlehampton, Bognor, Selsey and Chichester Harbour, together with the city of Chichester and the South Downs market towns of Midhurst, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Arundel and Petworth. There is also a significant number of patients from East Hampshire.

Trust Board members:

Please visit the Trust Board Members page on the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website