SOURCE: Allied Healthcare

Allied Healthcare

October 27, 2009 08:45 ET

Allied Healthcare International Inc. Implements Contract Win With London Borough of Islington Council

Further Expands Coverage in London Region With Three-Year Contract Award With Council and New Branch Opening

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - Allied Healthcare International Inc. (NASDAQ: AHCI) (AIM: AHI) (, a leading provider of flexible healthcare staffing services in the United Kingdom, has implemented a three-year contract with the London Borough of Islington Council in the United Kingdom.

Under the Islington contract, Allied has the opportunity to deliver up to two thousand five hundred hours of home care services a week (130,000 hours a year) as one of two providers for the South region of Islington, a borough in North London with a population of 175,000. This award, which was secured in March 2009 and is Allied's first contract with Islington, has now completed its implementation stage with the opening of a new branch, London North.

Sandy Young, Chief Executive Officer of Allied, commented: "Our stated objective of materially increasing our presence across London Boroughs is yielding excellent results as this win comes on the back of recent long-term contract wins in Waltham Forest and Redbridge. I look forward to updating our shareholders on further results of this successful strategy."

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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 111 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.


Certain statements contained in this news release may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements include: general economic and market conditions; Allied's ability to continue to recruit and retain flexible healthcare staff; Allied's ability to enter into contracts with local government social services departments, NHS Trusts, hospitals and other healthcare facility clients on terms attractive to Allied; the general level of patient occupancy at our clients' hospitals and healthcare facilities; dependence on the proper functioning of Allied's information systems; the effect of existing or future government regulation of the healthcare industry, and Allied's ability to comply with these regulations; the impact of medical malpractice and other claims asserted against Allied; the effect of regulatory change that may apply to Allied and that may increase costs and reduce revenues and profitability; Allied's ability to use net operating loss carry forwards to offset net income; the effect that fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates may have on our dollar-denominated results of operations; and the impairment of goodwill, of which Allied has a substantial amount on the balance sheet, may have the effect of decreasing earnings or increasing losses. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements in this press release include those described in Allied's most recently filed SEC documents, such as its most recent annual report on Form 10-K, all quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and any current reports on Form 8-K filed since the date of the last Form 10-K. Allied undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information

    Allied Healthcare International Inc.
    Sandy Young
    Chief Executive Officer
    Paul Weston
    Chief Financial Officer
    UK 00-44-1785 810-600
    The Investor Relations Group
    Adam Holdsworth
    Cenkos Securities plc (Nominated Advisor)
    Elizabeth Bowman
    London: 00-44-20-7397-8928
    Ian Soanes
    London: 00-44-20-7397-8924