As a qualified practitioner of dental surgery, Shafik Sachedina came from a healthcare background. This background has served him well as he went on to co-found highly renowned healthcare and patient care provider Sussex Healthcare.
The Sussex Healthcare was founded alongside fellow co-founder Shiraz Boghani. The two respected businessmen are still the firm’s co-chairmen to date. Sussex Healthcare is an operation that specializes in patient care. Patients are cared for in care homes that the company owns. The types of patients that Sussex Healthcare specializes in range from elderly and disabled patients to those who have issues such as dementia or traumatic brain injury. Under the guidance of Shafik Sachedina, Sussex Healthcare has developed a first-rate reputation within the healthcare industry in England.
Shafik Sachedina is originally from the African nation of Tanzania. When he came to the United Kingdom, he studied dental surgery and earned his qualification in 1975. He worked in that trade for many years but eventually made the decision to take a chance and make a move into the world of healthcare entrepreneurship. It was during this time period that the beginnings of Sussex Healthcare occurred. Shafik had a great amount of help building the company from his colleague and fellow co-founder Shiraz Boghani. Shiraz was a hotel industry expert and he was able to use his unique skill set to help develop a company that has a real patient first attitude.
Shafik Sachedina is also known for his commitment to voluntary service. This is largely due to the influence of his Ismaili heritage. In his Ismaili community, voluntary service is integral and Shafik embraces this fact. He has served in roles such as Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions which does vital work within his community. Other activities include serving as a member with the Institute of Ismaili Studies. Shafik Sachedina’s philanthropic work also extends to work he has done as a member of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International. Shafik Sachedina also credits the values he has learned within his community as being critical in helping him to succeed in life. It is most certainly a huge influencing factor on his work in healthcare as well.