Our board

The Trust Board oversees the work of our hospitals.

The Board comprises non-executive and executive members. The Chairman and non-executive members are appointed by NHS Improvement on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health. The executive members are appointed by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors.

Join as a member to make a difference to our hospitals
In April 2021, we are planning to merge with Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The organisation will be a new Foundation Trust (FT) supported by local members and publicly elected governors. We’re now looking for thousands of new members who represent the communities we serve across Brighton and Hove, Mid Sussex, East Sussex and West Sussex. If you have an interest in healthcare or a passion for supporting your local hospital, please consider joining us by registering through our members page.

Board meeting dates

The next Public Board meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday 2 February 2021. The Trust continues to adhere to Public Health England social distancing guidelines therefore this meeting will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Please follow the link which will be provided three days in advance of the meeting.  Should you wish to ask a question of the Board, please forward these to the Company Secretary at least 2 days in advance of the meeting

Members of the public have the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered at the conclusion of the meeting. Questions should be submitted at least two days in advance of a Public Board meeting to the Company Secretary: Glen.Palethorpe1@nhs.net

Board members

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) and Western Sussex Hospitals (WSH) agreed a Long Term Arrangement, effective from 1 April 2017, through which WSH provides management support to BSUH. As part of this arrangement, the WSH Chairman, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors are also members of the BSUH Board.

Chairman and Chief Executive

Executive Directors

Non-Executive Directors

Declarations of interest

View our directors’ declarations of interests, gifts, hospitality and sponsorship