Public Consultation on Mental Health Plans

Closes 11 Oct 2019

Opened 17 Jul 2019


People in West Sussex are invited to take part in a public consultation about proposals to improve the quality and safety of mental health services for adults, older people and those living with dementia.

Following input and feedback from doctors, specialists, service users and staff, the three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in West Sussex and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have developed these proposals for mental health services.  They aim to:

  • provide a higher quality of care by moving services from out-dated, poor quality wards in Chichester and Horsham to safer, more modern wards in Worthing and Crawley
  • give patients the privacy and dignity they deserve and to meet national standards by making all wards single-sex, and
  • provide an opportunity to create a centre of excellence in Worthing for people living with dementia which will improve the care for both their mental and physical health needs.

The consultation was launched on Wednesday 17 July by the local NHS for a 12 week period.

The consultation will close on Friday 11 October and all of the findings will be independently analysed to enable the three CCGs in West Sussex and Sussex Partnership to make a final decision on these services later this year.


Why We Are Consulting

The local NHS is consulting on plans to improve mental health care in West Sussex for adults, older people and those with dementia.

Thier plans look at the standard of care they provide to people in their hospital wards to see where they can further improve our services.

The proposals set out, among other things, why they want to move some services to other areas and how they intend to meet national standards on single-sex wards.

They want to listen to your views and suggestions so they can make sure their plans are in the best interests of people in West Sussex.

You are invited to attend one of four public meetings to have your say on the proposals by clicking on the link below and/or attending one of the public events outlined below.

For more information or to book a place at a local event, please...

Go to:


Call on: 0300 304 0330 (calls charged at local rates) or

Write to:  Freepost RTKY-LXHG-BATT, Engagement Team, Coastal West Sussex CCG, The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, BN12 6BT





  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Health
  • Mental Health