We want everyone across Sussex to benefit from safe, effective and high-quality mental health services whenever they need them.
This means we need to look at the standard of care we provide to those who are in our hospitals so we can understand where we can make improvements.
Like a lot of the NHS, we have buildings and accommodation which are old, of poor quality and, even if they are upgraded, will not meet the standards we expect for our patients, carers and families. This is something we need to address urgently and has been previously highlighted by the Care Quality Commission. And we are consulting on our proposed response to these specific challenges.
If people do go to hospital then we want them all to benefit from staying in safe, modern and secure environments which provide the highest quality care. The proposals we are consulting on also provide us with the opportunity to create a centre of excellence for the treatment of those living with dementia.
To make sure we are leading the way in providing mental health care and support for local people, we have developed proposals to address the challenges we have with some of our buildings in West Sussex.
We hope you will take the time to join us in this work and help us to shape the way we support people with mental health needs across our local communities.
Please read about our proposals and let us know your thoughts and suggestions. We want to get this right and we need your help to make sure we do.
The consultation on our proposals to improve mental health services in West Sussex will run for 12 weeks from Wednesday 17 July to 5pm on Friday 11 October.
You can read about our proposals in the consultation document
The document is also available in an Easy Read version
More can be found in the following documents which set out in full detail why we are putting forward these proposals:
If you want to respond to this consultation, please complete the online survey: click here
If you want to respond to the consultation by post then please contact us using one of the options listed under 'send us your feedback'.