University Hospitals Sussex is a Foundation Trust supported by local members and publicly elected governors. Our members are our future and make sure we hear a broad range of views. They tell us what matters to them and make a real difference to hospital services.
We have over 8,000 members who help us improve the way healthcare is delivered in our hospitals. They can even stand as a governor and become elected to the Council of Governors.
We’re looking for new members who represent the many communities we serve across West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, Mid Sussex and East Sussex.
You can show your support by becoming a member and lending your voice. It’s a great way of saying ‘thank you’ to your NHS.
Benefits of membership
- Give feedback on hospital services and developments that will influence the long-term planning for high quality healthcare in your area.
- Vote in the Governor elections to choose your Council of Governors that represents you.
- Stand for election yourself as a governor.
- Invitations to members only events that take you behind the scenes of our innovations and let you meet the experts.
- Members’ newsletter with the latest news and updates.
- Attend the Trust’s annual general meeting.
- Discounts on a wide range of services locally and nationally as part of Health Service Discounts, which is exclusively available to NHS employees and members.
What membership involves
Being a member doesn’t need to take up much of your time and you can be as involved as much as you would like.
As a member the most important thing you can do is tell us what matters to you. You can do this through surveys and consultations and voting in governor elections for your Council of Governors. The governors in turn hold the Trust Board to account.
If you’d like to be more involved you can even stand as a governor yourself.
Ultimately by being a member you are sending a powerful message of support to improve healthcare in your local area.
How to become a member
It’s free to join and takes just a few minutes to register using the online form. Anyone aged over 16 is welcome.