About us

About Sussex Community NHS Trust

short term care

Providing community care

We are the main provider of community NHS health and care across Brighton & Hove and West Sussex. The quality of our care has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as Good almost across the board, outstanding in some places, and with some actions required in others. We have been named for the second year running in the national Best Places to Work list of 120 top NHS organisations In England.

Help us plan for the future

We’re refreshing our five-year strategic plan for 2015/20 and we need your input. See more for details and how you can give your comments.

What we do

Our expert teams provide essential medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 8,000 adults, children and families a day. From our health visitors looking after new born babies to our community practitioners (nurses and therapists) caring for the frail elderly and people nearing the end of their life, we look after some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. See the list of our services

Around 90 per cent of all patient contacts with the NHS happen in community settings or in primary care (mostly GP services). Over 1 million people live in the area we serve, and it is very likely that most of them will come into contact with our services in some way: as a patient, a carer or relative of a patient, or through a link with one of our staff members or volunteers. In this way what we do helps form the bedrock of the NHS, and we provide care that truly spans from ‘cradle to grave’.

People live their lives in the community. It’s generally where they want to stay if they are unwell, unless they require more specialist care or treatment. Our aim is to provide the right services to make this happen wherever possible, and to stay close to our patients even if they go into hospital so we can help them return to the community as quickly as possible.