Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a native Tanzanian born in 1950. From his childhood, he always wanted to study in the best schools in the world before majoring in a career of his choice. He enrolled in Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London, then later graduated as a dental surgeon. He moved to England to continue practising in his career.
In 1985 Shafik Sachedina co-founded the Sussex Health Care and was its director by then. They take pride in serving people with dementia, the elderly and individuals with learning difficulties. The Centre boasts of its qualified medics some with Level 5 Diploma in the practice. Under Shafik’s management, the Centre has served more than 300,000 individuals and is still up to the task. It also offers customised services like occupational therapy, physiotherapy and reflexology upon request.
Shiraz Boghani, the co-founder of Sussex Healthcare, has experience in managing hotels. The two brought their different skills to come up with an award-winning residential care network. They believe that people with special care also need leisure, relaxation and recreational activities to facilitate their healing. Thus, they have programs in place that encourage people to live an active life besides their daily treatment routine.
Shafik Sachedina has helped Sussex Healthcare expand and the opening of up to 20 such care homes in the UK. It has provided care to hundreds of people in the region. Shafik’s strong leadership and vision have earned him and the Sussex healthcare awards in different categories. Shafik Sachedina is an inspiration and has a become a role model to many people including his patients due to his humbleness and use of skill for the improvement of others’ lives.
He has also ventured into different entrepreneurial services away from the health industry. With this, he is seen as a top business person, entrepreneur and great philanthropist in the United Kingdom. Shafik’s philanthropism is seen during his volunteerism in various institutions like the Aga Khan and Ismaili institutions. Shafik Sachedina has a caring heart, unlike other entrepreneurs who are only after making profit for their businesses. The Sussex Healthcare has affordable services, but they mind their patients’ wellbeing more than the little cash they receive.