The Friends Café

The Friends Cafe is much more than that. It is a highly valued social hub in the hospital, providing goods and toiletries, a ward trolley service and refreshments.

We are situated on the ground floor of the North Wing. Our opening times are:

  • Monday – Friday              7.00am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday                            9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Sunday                               Closed at present

The Trolley Service is back. The well liked Ward trolley service is back and working most days.


A limited range of HOT SNACKS are now available. Hot sausage rolls and hot breakfast bowls are amongst the items our staff can warm in our microwave.  Look at the full list next time you are in.

24 Hour VENDING MACHINE. We have installed a hot drinks vending machine in the seating area by the shop.  It is operated by card and no cash can be used.

For a list of current drinks, sandwiches and refreshments please scroll the list below or click the button to download a copy.

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Yoghurts, Ice creams and drinks

are now available at the entrance to the cafe.
We will adjust the type and range of these items as we get your feedback.  We hope you enjoy the additional range of items we stock.

Spring has arrived – Ice frappes? With our new second coffee machine we were able to offer oat milk. But with Spring here and a garden to enjoy, why not try a Smoothie? Pop into our North Wing Cafe and check out our selection; and don’t forget your loyalty card.

The Friends Shop

The Friends Shop sells newspapers and magazines, toiletries, stationery, sweets and much more. For a more detailed list  please scroll the list below or click the button to download a copy.

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Seating Area outside the Cafe


A limited seating area at our cafe and shop on the ground floor in the North wing of Worthing Hospital is available to everyone. And now there is a garden to enjoy too. Please come and support us by having a cup of tea or coffee and a cake or sandwich .

Our friendly team will be very pleased to see and serve you. The area is also wheelchair accessible .


The ward trolley service is run by our volunteers who are doing a magnificent job running this well loved service. We hope to be able to maintain a 5 day service soon after we hope to recruit more volunteers. Are you in a position to volunteer and help? If so contact us at or talk to any of the Friends staff in our cafe. Hopefully more volunteers will come forward to operate this much loved and valuable service.

New Coffee Machine

All your old favourites……..  But now with the option of oat milk

Oat Milk Coffee machine at the Friends Cafe
We always try and listen and then react to the needs of our loyal Shop and Cafe customers. “More choice of milks” has been one clear suggestion and we are pleased to announce that a new  machine has been installed offering oat milk.

Cafe Loyalty Card

The hot drinks cafe loyalty card has  been a huge success.

We value your support and loyalty. Our “Buy 9 hot drinks and get the 10th FREE” loyalty card is here to stay. Collect yours next time you visit. For more information see the Cafe and Shop news section below.

The garden area adjacent to the cafe in the North Wing Courtyard has been opened in time for the Summer. The Friends along with the Trust Charity have financially supported this initiative.  The cafe has funded the furniture. Please come and buy your drinks, ice creams and snacks and then go outside to enjoy the fresh air.

Ward breakfast trolleys funded by  the Friends

Think we should stock something different? Then let the shop team know and we will consider your request.

Please Get Involved – we would love your support