‘where better never stops’
UHSussex is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in the country. Formed in 2021 from the merger of Western Sussex Hospitals with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, we’re a big trust with big aspirations.
Our maternity units are places of excellence. We pride ourselves on providing safe, high-quality, individualised care for women and birthing people across Sussex.
Each unit has a dedicated maternity team who work together every day to ensure the best outcomes for families.
All our maternity colleagues also have the opportunity to develop their careers by rotating across our units, including by gaining experience in our midiwfe led units and our special care baby units.
Our colleagues put it best
Hear from our colleagues about what it’s like to work in our Maternity teams at UHSussex.
Leadership and safety in maternity at UHSussex
Dr Maggie Davies
As the Chief Nurse for UHSussex, Maggie is the executive lead for midwifery and board lead for safety in maternity. Maggie says: “Our maternity teams never cease to amaze me with their dedication to the highest standards of patient care and commitment to improvement. The pandemic created a unique set of challenges for our midwives, who prioritise individual care for women and birthing people. The way you have risen to those challenges has been truly remarkable.”
Lucy Bloem is the Maternity Non-Executive Director Safety Champion and her role is to support the Board Safety Champion, our Chief Nurse Maggie Davies bringing independent and supportive challenge. Lucy said “At UHSussex, we are absolutely committed to providing the safest, highest quality care for families across Sussex and seek to listen to and learn from the views and experiences of patients and staff. I am very much looking forward to getting to know all our maternity teams”.
As the Director of Midwifery for UHSussex, Emma is responsible for representing maternity services to the Trust board and driving improvements. Emma says: “ The Director of Midwifery post is a new one for UHSussex and really demonstrates the Trust’s commitment to improving maternity services for families across Sussex. I have been so impressed with the teams since I have arrived. I’ve been given a really warm welcome and am really enjoying the role.”
Amanda Clifton is the Head of Midwifery for the Royal Sussex County and Princess Royal Hospitals. Amanda says: “In Brighton in particular, we have a very diverse population with very varied needs. I’m really proud of the way we work to meet those needs, providing an inclusive, individualised service for women and birthing people in Brighton, Haywards Heath and beyond.
Head of Midwifery for Worthing and St Richard’s Hospitals. Gail says: “At Worthing and St Richard’s we have a reputation for maternity excellence and this is a reputation we’re determined to maintain. We want all the women and birthing people who use our service to feel safe and well cared for.”