NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 07/28/11 -- Allied Healthcare International Inc. (NASDAQ: AHCI), a leading homecare provider of health and social care in the United Kingdom and Ireland, announced today that its U.K. subsidiary, Allied Healthcare Group Limited, has reached an agreement to assume responsibility for the homecare business of Sue Ryder.
Sue Ryder is a national charity organization, which has been providing health and social care services in local communities since the early 1990's. Its homecare business consists of 8 branches in England with the sites in Doncaster, Bournemouth, Wolverhampton, Wigan, Trafford, Lincoln, Macclesfield and Newark, providing 8,000 hours of care each week. Last year Sue Ryder revenues from homecare activities were in excess of £5 million ($8 million).
In connection with the transaction, Allied has agreed to pay a deferred consideration of up to a maximum of £130 thousand ($210 thousand) linked to the hours transferred after a three-month period.
Sandy Young, Chief Executive Officer of Allied, commented, "We are excited about the transfer of Sue Ryder's charity homecare services to Allied, which is in line with our growth strategy and commitment to providing high quality services. Both Sue Ryder and Allied Healthcare Group have established very strong industry reputations, and our businesses are a good fit. We look forward to welcoming Sue Ryder employees to our Group."
Paul Woodward, Chief Executive Officer of Sue Ryder, said, "After careful consideration the charity is proposing to transfer all its English homecare business to Allied. Allied is one of the U.K.'s leading homecare providers, whose quality credentials and experience in the homecare sector mean that they are well placed to handle the seamless transition of care services on this scale. It is anticipated by Allied that there will be no care worker redundancies as a result of this transfer. We have had support from homecare Local Authority Commissioners, which encourages us to believe we are doing the right thing."
About Allied Healthcare International Inc.
Allied Healthcare International Inc. is a leading homecare provider of health and social care in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Allied operates a community-based network of approximately 120 branches with the capacity to provide carers (known as home health aides in the U.S.), nurses, and specialized medical personnel to locations covering approximately 90% of the U.K. population. For more news and information please visit: www.alliedhealthcare.com.
About Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder is a national charity providing health and social care services in local communities. Sue Ryder provides compassionate care services to people with long-term and end of life needs. They do this in hospices, residential care centres and people's homes and support families, friends and carers. Sue Ryder's health and social care services are supported by their retail, fundraising and volunteering teams. For more news and information please visit: www.suerydercare.org.
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