Sussex Health Care: A National Leader In Audiology Care

Sussex Health Care (SHC) is a major care home provider for the elderly and people with learning disabilities. SHC houses are located in UK counties of Berkshire, Surrey, and, of course, Sussex. For over 25 years, SHC has been helping patients live life to the fullest in one of its many comfortable lodges.

In total, SHC has seven care homes across the three counties listed above. A few of these homes include the Clemsfold House in Horsham, the Forest Lodge in Uckfield, Horncastle House in East Grinstead, and Rapkyns Care Home in Horsham. All of these houses have nurses on call 24/7 to help patients whenever they need assistance.

One area SHC excels in is audiology care. SHC Audiology is one of the few audiology groups in the nation to receive accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. SHC also joined the Care Quality Commission to make sure their audiology group was providing the best care imaginable in the UK. Today, Sussex Health Care is actively working with the National Health Service (NHS) to improve its audiology care.


Audiologists working at SHC excel in helping seniors with hearing and balance difficulties. Everyone working in the SHC Audiology department must know how to diagnose hearing conditions, correctly fit hearing aids, and provide aftercare services in line with the NHS’s guidelines. A few SHC homes also have dedicated Ear, Nose, and Throat clinics to help patients get the care they deserve. SHC has even created a Twitter feed for its audiology department to help improve communications between care providers and patients.

In addition to audiology, SHC offers many other services to make residents feel as comfortable as possible. A few of these services include reflexology, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy. SHC also organizes fun events like cooking classes, art classes, and quizzes to encourage residents to get social and remain engaged in the community.

SHC offers special dementia care clinics for people suffering from neurological disorders. A few homes that have special dementia care units include Forest Lodge, Upper Mead, Longfield Manor, and Horncastle House. Caretakers in these clinics collect various items from their patients and create “memory boxes” and help dementia sufferers remember previous days and weeks. Various activities at these clinics such as art therapy and handcrafts are designed to help patients naturally improve their memory.

In 2002, SHC received accreditation from the UK’s Health Quality Service and soon afterwards gained the International ISO 9000:2000 standard for quality management.

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