Thousands sign up to Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

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MORE than 6,200 people have now signed up as members of the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.

The trust, which runs Worthing, Southlands and St Richard’s hospitals, needs at least 7,000 members as part of its application for foundation trust status.

The trust has revealed it spent £46,900 on a mail-out to people across the community to become members, while more than 500 people have also expressed an interest in becoming a governor.

People who join will be involved in decision-making over hospital services and foundation trust status will mean more independence from the government.

Call Rachel Morris on 01903 205111 x4258 or visit www.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk/about-us for more details.