MORE than 6,200 people have now signed up as members of the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.
The trust, which runs St Richard’s Hospital and Worthing and Southlands hospitals, needs at least 7,000 members as part of its application for foundation trust status. The trust spent £46,900 on a mailout 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 email www.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk/about-us for more details.