Sussex Healthcare, a renowned rehabilitation and eldercare system based in the UK, has been providing adult-care services to the southern coast of England for over 25 years.
The company, started with just a single care-home, has expanded to more than 20 facilities. Sussex’s reach includes more traditional offerings such as plush residential homes, as well as innovative and modern adult day-care locations and gyms. The award-winning organization has won the triple-crown in hospitality awards for its services, including the prestigious Hospitality Assured accreditation.
Sussex Healthcare’s specialty is in the treatment and care of the elderly population, coping with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Services, however, are not limited to the elder population segments, with treatments offered at all stages of adulthood to sufferers of cognitive and neurological impairments. Whether the patient’s needs require around-the-clock care, or periodic treatment, Sussex Healthcare’s physicians and staff are trained and ready to meet any need. The philosophy of the long-standing organization goes well beyond a patient’s healthcare needs, providing a holistic focus that involves leisure activities, an active social calendar, and a comprehensive approach to total health involving physical activity and a trained staff of chefs and nutritionists.
Sussex Healthcare, striving to build on a reputation for excellence, recently brought in a new Chief Executive, Amanda Morgan-Taylor, to spearhead the organization’s growth and future. The new CEO, who joined the company this past February, actually began acquainting herself with the organization and its services prior to entering her official role with Sussex. Morgan-Taylor has devoted the entirety of her 30-year career to health and social care organizations. She earned her first placement, as a mental health nurse, in 1984, eventually working her way into a series of successful leadership positions. She has acted as a manager, a director of quality development, and a managing director, prior to becoming Sussex Healthcare’s newest CEO.
Amanda Morgan-Taylor’s professional journey has included work with both local authorities and private healthcare providers. It is that vital combination that may be her greatest strength; she has the experience and wherewithal to unite the, at times, disparate plans of local councils and independent care providers, who are, whether they are always cognizant of it, working towards similar goals. The union between the two is fundamental to the success of Sussex and its patients. First, though, Morgan-Taylor plans to continue orientating herself to her new organization, its facilities, and its staff, before beginning the critical work to build connections in the communities Sussex Healthcare serves.