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Our expert teams provide essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults, children, and families.

Our aim across all of our services is to provide people with high quality care that is safe, effective, compassionate and offered with respect.  We aim to provide a patient-centred approach allowing patient choice around the location of their care.

We provide a range of different services throughout a wide area of Sussex both out in the community and in dedicated clinical areas. In total, we have nearly 6,000 members of staff working across Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, High Weald Lewes and Havens and West Sussex.

Our staff work in multi-disciplinary teams combining a range of specialisms and backgrounds linking closely with our health and social care partners to offer integrated, seamless services to our patients.

Some of what we do includes:

  • Community Rehabilitation
    Supporting people with complex health needs and long-term conditions or people needing end of life care
  • Community Rapid Response
    Assessing and caring for patients with urgent care needs, helping to keep them out of hospital
  • Intermediate Care - short term recovery and rehabilitation
    Keeping patients out of hospital where we can, or helping them to leave hospital when this is the right thing for them
  • Integrated Discharge
    Working with patients, carers and hospital staff, to help a patient return home from a hospital stay as soon as possible
  • Health Promotion
    Supporting people to improve health and well-being
  • Children and Families
    Coordinating flexible services for children and families 

We provide a wide range of services, for a full list see the A-Z listing of our clinical services.

Here are some highlights from 2023


face-to-face contacts by our Community Nursing Teams


people supported by our Urgent Community Response Team to leave hospital, or avoid being admitted in the first place


patients came to our Urgent Treatment Centres and Minor Injuries Units

Our vision

Our vision is of a health and care system that has excellent care at the heart of the community.

We are the specialist provider of community health and care services to the people of Brighton and Hove and West Sussex and also provide some community health and care services to the people of East Sussex.  Every day our expert teams provide medical, nursing, and therapeutic care.

We care for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, from our health visitors caring for babies and young children through to our multi-disciplinary community teams caring for the elderly.

In all we do, our work is driven by our vision of excellent care at the heart of the community.

Our aim is to deliver ‘the right services to the right people, in the right place, by the right people and at the right time, quality and cost'. We aim to do this by ensuring that we have in place the right strategies, structures, systems, staff and skills, all of which is underpinned by our shared values.

Two members of staff in purple polo tops with service user in wheelchair at Chailey Clinical Services
Two members of staff with service user at Chailey Clinical Services
Member of staff helping patient with walking equipment walk down the hospital corridor
Member of staff assisting patient with walking equipment

Trust values

To realise our vision, we will remain true to our core values:

Compassionate care
Caring for people in ways we would want for our loved ones.

Working together
As a team, forging strong links with our patients, the wider public and our health and care partners, so we can rise to the challenges we face together.

Achieving ambitions
For our users, for our staff, for our teams, for our organisation.

Delivering excellence
Because our patients and partners deserve nothing less.

Page last reviewed: 08 March 2024
Next review due: 08 September 2024