Over the last quarter-of-a-century, Sussex Healthcare has grown into a company that boasts 20 facilities. These facilities include full care residences, a daycare, and an ultramodern gym. The gym is utilized by Sussex Healthcare clients and senior citizens living in the surrounding community.
For the last two decades, Sussex Healthcare has been headed by Joint Chairmen Shiraz Boghani and Shafik Sachedina. Mr. Boghania is a successful hotelier. Educated as an accountant his 20-year involvement with SHC is reflective of his devotion to bettering the human condition.
Shafik Sachedina is a 1975 graduate of the University of London’s Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School. He graduated with the credentials to practice dental surgery.
Sussex Healthcare offers a variety of services. Their long-term care facilities focus on both the physical and emotional needs of residents. For adults with developmental issues of the body or mind, spa pools and multisensory therapy are among the treatments used. All care is rendered by qualified specialists.
An illness or disability also takes a toll on family members who act as caregivers. To provide these caregivers some needed time to rest and recharge Sussex Healthcare offers short-term care facilities.
Instead of being warehoused dementia patients at SHC are kept engaged mentally and emotionally. Each resident is provided a personalized care plan. Already qualified to care for dementia patients the staff’s training is continuous.
The Neurological Care Staff at Sussex Healthcare are qualified to care for patients with MS, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease, damaged spinal cords, and motor neuron disease. The course of treatment is an amalgam of physio, speech, and language therapies. Untraditional treatments like aromatherapy and reflexology are also employed.
The Children’s’ Trust Profound Education Team is one of the groups that Sussex Healthcare works with to help people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) live as independently as possible. The staff of SHC’s residential homes helps PMLD clients with basic life tasks like shopping.
Palliative care for those nearing their final rest is offered by Sussex. The staff which is trained in the Gold Standard Framework for End of Life Care help patients cope with physical discomfort and to get their affairs in order.
Currently, there are nearly 600 patients being cared for by Sussex Healthcare. Their first facility that was established in Horsham West Sussex. Since then Sussex Healthcare has grown into the largest provider of its kind in the Sussex, England area.