Worthing Hospital

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Worthing Hospital
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Worthing Hospital
Worthing Hospital is located in West Sussex
Worthing Hospital
Shown in West Sussex
LocationWorthing, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates50°49′00″N 0°21′51″W / 50.8168°N 0.3643°W / 50.8168; -0.3643Coordinates: 50°49′00″N 0°21′51″W / 50.8168°N 0.3643°W / 50.8168; -0.3643
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeDistrict General
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
Bedsapprox 500
ListsHospitals in England

Worthing Hospital is a medium-sized District General Hospital (DGH) located in Worthing, West Sussex, England. It is managed by Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


Worthing's first hospital was a dispensary created in 1829 in Ann Street.[1] A new dispensary was set up in 1845 in Chapel Road, which when enlarged in 1860 became known as the Worthing Infirmary and Dispensary.[1] The Worthing Infirmary and Dispensary moved to the current site in Lyndhurst Road in 1882 and was given the name Worthing Hospital in 1902.[1] The new East Wing was opened by Princess Anne in 1998.[2]

After concerns were raised that the hospital could lose some if its services, a series of marches and protest events were held in both Worthing and Chichester against the plans to downsize facilities.[3] In May 2008, the West Sussex Primary Care Trust Board recommended that Worthing Hospital be the 'major general hospital' for West Sussex and that St Richard's Hospital in Chichester be downgraded.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Baggs, A P; Currie, C R J; Elrington, C R; Keeling, S M; Rowland, A M (1980). "'Worthing: Local government and public services', in A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1, Bramber Rape (Southern Part), ed. T P Hudson". London: British History Online. pp. 114–119. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Anne's hectic day in Sussex". The Augus. 20 May 1998. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Worthing Hospital Saved: Timeline". Worthing Herald. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Worthing hospital main centre reaction". The Augus. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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