About Friends of Worthing Hospitals

About Us

The Friends of Worthing Hospitals are a long established Registered Charity, formed in 1949 working for the benefit of patients, relatives and staff in the Worthing Hospitals. We provide High Tech medical equipment and non-medical items such as re-furbishing wards and departments to enhance the patients’ care, comfort and stay in our local health care hospitals which due to the current financial restraints cannot be provided by the National Health Service. Our funding is mainly from bequests, donations, our shop/ cafeteria, members’ subscriptions and fund raising. The Trustees conduct the administration of the Charity. Our shop staff and volunteers provide the ‘hands on’ support to run our successful shop and cafeteria in Worthing Hospital.

What we do…

We aim to supplement the comforts and well being of Patients, Relatives, Staff and Visitors in the 3 local Trusts we support.

  • Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sussex Community NHS Trust

  • Dr John Bull – President
  • Sir Peter Bottomley MP – Vice-President
  • Mr Tim Loughton MP – Vice President
  • Miss Jackie Buss – Hon. Secretary: Tel. 01903 266604
  • Mrs Sally Jackson – Hon. Treasurer: Tel. 01903 246175


  • Mr Ron Noakes – Chairman
  • Mrs Janet Webber – Vice-Chairman
  • Mrs Barbara Aldiss
  • Mr Peter Bandy
  • Mrs Georgina Fincher-Jones
  • Mr Malcolm Roberts
  • Mrs Marva Stanbrook
  • Mrs Ros Mason
  • Mr David Walsh
  • Mrs Maureen Van Ryssen


  • Mr Terry Lawrence – Shop Manager