A man with a long career of managing hotels and a man with clinical experience have joined forces to oversea Sussex Health Care. Shiraz Boghani and Shafik Sachedina have brought their different skills to Sussex Health Care. Shafik Sachedina is a medical doctor with a background in dental surgery.
In 1985, the first Sussex Health Care facility was opened. Today, there are more than 20 facilities available in different locations.
Shafik Sachedina was helpful in bringing about a new concept is health care, which was to have individual health care houses rather than one large clinical building. This is a new concept in health care, and it makes Sussex Health Care almost unique in its approach to caring for patients.
Shafik Sachedina was born in Tanzania and moved to England, where he graduated from Guy’s Hospital Dental School before embarking on a career as a dental surgeon.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina has practiced as a dental surgeon in London, England since the early 1990’s. He has served in a number of capacities, however. He served two consecutive terms as Ismaili Council President for the UK.
The Care Homes offered by Sussex Health Care include homes for the elderly, patients with dementia, and care for those with neurological disorders. There are more than 20 such homes across the UK, serving people’s needs in a number of communities. With these homes in place for the elderly, it helps them to live a full and rewarding life, rather than being put into a nursing home where care might not be up to standards. This is what makes Sussex Health Care so unique.
Not only does Sussex Health Care believe that it is of prime importance to cure illness, but it is also important to provide wellness — the absence of illness, along with improving the normal lives of their patients. And that is one major difference offered by Sussex Health Care.
Not satisfied with treating patients, Sussex Health Care attempts to improve the quality of life of its patients, going beyond the idea of simply treating an illness. This is their proactive ideology in full force: to improve the quality of life of all.