SOURCE: Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare

June 08, 2009 09:11 ET

Allied Healthcare International Inc. Appoints Head of Learning Disabilities Business

New Learning Disability Service Program Provides Opportunity for Growth in an Expanding UK Market Sector

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Allied Healthcare International Inc. (NASDAQ: AHCI) (AIM: AHI) (, a leading provider of flexible healthcare staffing services in the United Kingdom, has appointed Tom Bourne as the Head of its Learning Disabilities business.

Mr. Bourne joins Allied Healthcare with more than twenty years of experience with an impressive track record in learning disabilities practice, policy, and provision. He has broad knowledge of the required service provisions within the UK learning disabilities market with demonstrated expertise concerning national standards and inspection criteria. Mr. Bourne's previous position was Learning Disabilities Specialist Development Manager at Nestor Healthcare Group plc, where he was instrumental in the development of Learning Disability services. Previously, Mr. Bourne worked in local authority learning disabilities departments, and served as Service Manager for Learning Disability Services at Cambridgeshire County Council, developing policy, training and best practice. Mr. Bourne also served as a Registered Manager at Independent Living Network East, a not-for-profit organization with a goal to promote independence and the integration of learning disabled people into their local communities.

Sandy Young, CEO of Allied Healthcare, commented: "Tom's appointment is a significant element of the company's strategy to address this key growth market in the UK. We already support a significant number of our service users with learning disabilities across many of our branches. The launch of our new integrated service program, under Tom's guidance, will allow us to capitalize on this growing market opportunity."

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Allied Healthcare International Inc. ( is a leading provider of flexible healthcare staffing services in the United Kingdom. Allied operates a community-based network of approximately 109 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. Allied meets the needs of private patients, community care, nursing and care homes, and hospitals.


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