Conquest Hospital would often refer stroke patients to S.A.R.A.H. but the stroke unit was moved to Eastbourne. So, over time S.A.R.A.H., being based in Hastings, received less referrals. As the years went by the numbers diminished to the point where only one minibus was needed each week.
As the group dwindled and priorities changed for committee members, due mostly to health reasons, it was decided S.A.R.A.H. would wind up and be no more.
A good number of the remaining members were keen that the 'service' (weekly outings) would continue so the 'new group' (SARAH 2) negotiated the purchase of the remaining minibus from S.A.R.A.H. when it 'closed down'.
As S.A.R.A.H. now no longer existed, the new group sought a name by which it would be known. Four things influenced the decision -
So, after some debate, it was decided that the new group would keep the name S.A.R.A.H. and hence the start of the new S.A.R.A.H.
As the group no longer received referrals from Conquest Hospital, and the original S.A.R.A.H. (the 'stroke club') no longer existed, the word Stroke in S.A.R.A.H. was changed to Sussex, hence 'Stroke Association Relatives And Helpers' became 'Sussex Association Relatives And Helpers'