Holy Cross Hospital is owned and managed by a charitable company, The Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross of Liege. Most of its work with in-patients is undertaken on behalf of NHS patients to provide care, treatment and support for adults with complex and severe disabling conditions. They include acquired brain injury and disease affecting the nervous system.
The Hospital was founded in 1917 as a sanatorium and has adapted successfully over the years to the changing needs of health care. Today it is recognised as one of the leading centres in the South East for its specialised work and it continues to develop to better meet the needs of those it serves.
In 2009 as part of a major building investment, a hydrotherapy pool was added. The pool and a new physiotherapy gym are providing out-patient services for local people, either funded privately or through health insurance. These services have proved to be highly beneficial for a wide range of painful or disabling conditions including back pain, preparation for and rehabilitation following hip or knee surgery, sports injuries and regaining strength following a stroke.