New equipment expected for Neurological Centre following grant

Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre has been boosted through a grant of £2,500 from MAXIMUS Foundation UK that will be used for new equipment.

Brian Gubbin, Chairman of the Centre’s League of Friends, received a cheque from foundation trustee Lucy Goundry following a nomination by MAXIMUS employee Emily Sinclair. The Centre, which supports patients with conditions including strokes and epilepsy, maintains a fund for equipment requested by staff and will use the grant to support provisions for patients. The Centre recently lost a number of services to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, which is being established as a centre of excellence.

The MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015 with a remit of providing grants to local charities and non-profit organisations that support disadvantaged groups, particularly those contributing to personal growth and self-sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development.

Chris Blackwell, Chairman of the MAXIMUS Foundation UK, said:

“Hurstwood Park plays a vital role in the local community and supports patients with a range of complex needs. A centre like this needs the latest and best equipment. We’re delighted to be able help them in their work for patients. 

Brian Gubbin, Chairman of the Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre League of Friends, said:

“We’re grateful to the MAXIMUS Foundation UK for this grant. Not only will it help us in providing for patients, but it will also reassure the local community. With changes to Hurstwood Park’s services, there had been some speculation as to the Centre’s future. It’s a vital resource and one that continues to serve the local community.”

MAXIMUS Foundation UK

MAXIMUS Foundation UK was founded in 2015, using the model of the Foundation established by MAXIMUS in the United States. The remit of the Foundation is to provide grants to community groups and charities that contribute to personal growth and self sufficiency in areas of health, employment and community development.

MAXIMUS is one of the Department for Work and Pensions’ accredited providers of the Work Programme, delivering the scheme in West London and the Thames Valley, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the North East Yorkshire and the Humber. MAXIMUS has forty years of experience providing support to help disadvantaged people back into the labour market and has partnered with governments around the world to provide critical health and human service programmes to a diverse range of communities in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Through its subsidiary Health Management Limited (HML), MAXIMUS is also one of the largest providers of occupational health services in the UK and carries out these services through a dedicated team of highly qualified clinicians. HML is the provider of the DWP Fit for Work service available to GPs, employers and employees.

Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre

The Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre is managed by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust. The Centre supports patients with cognitive disorders, epilepsy, headaches and migraines, neuromuscular conditions, general neurological conditions, Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders, sleep disorders and strokes.

For further information or comment from Chris Blackwell, please contact Chris Rogers (020 7793 2536 / 07720 054189 / Chris.Rogers@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk) or Mayar Raouf (020 7463 0698 / Mayar.Raouf@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk).