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Mee healthcare launches its fifth new healthcare centre in Gravesend, Kent

Mee healthcare launches its fifth new healthcare centre in Gravesend, Kent and pledges to donate 10% of the first week’s sales to charity

 
PRLog - Dec. 5, 2012 - mee healthcare announces the launch of its fifth new centre tomorrow. The new 810 sq. ft. vision and hearing centre - ‘see mee’ and ‘hear mee’ - is located in the Sainsbury’s at Pepper Hill, Gravesend.  Dental care, ‘dental mee’; and wellbeing care, ‘wellbeing’ mee - will be launched at the centre in the coming months, providing high quality and affordable dental and wellness care, as well, to our patients. This latest opening takes the total number of mee health centres launched this year to five.

Dr Gail Lese, Founder, Chairman and CEO of mee healthcare, said:

“Following the strong demand for mee services and products at our first centres in Leeds, Ely, Cheltenham and Kings Lynn, I’m delighted we’re continuing to develop our relationship with Sainsbury’s and bringing mee healthcare services to Gravesend. Our centres are designed to provide our customers with access to essential healthcare services at affordable prices and in convenient locations, with extended opening hours.”  

“mee healthcare provides state-of-the-art, one-stop clinics for health and wellness services and products. This represents a new approach to healthcare delivery, enabling customers to benefit from a range of services at affordable prices including hearing, vision, dental and health checks. By combining these services under one roof, mee healthcare aims to provide the highest quality customer service, and to support better and more efficient outcomes and earlier detection of underlying health issues for our patients.”

Dr Lese further commented:  

“In addition, mee healthcare is committed to serving the people and the communities in which it operates. We are proud to confirm today, as we have done with other openings, mee Healthcare will be donating ten per cent of the first week’s trading turnover to two local charities.”

mee healthcare will be making donations to Alzheimer & Dementia Support Services (ADSS) www.alz-dem.org and the Gravesend Epilepsy Network (GEN) www.gravesendepilepsynetwork.com.

Jenny Wheeler, Business Manager, Alzheimer & Dementia Support Services (ADSS) said:

“We are always thrilled when support is offered by local businesses. It means a great deal to us as, with diminishing funding sources, fundraising can be an issue for all independent local charities. We support over 400 families in the Dartford, Gravesham, and Swanley areas and the need for our services is huge. In the last year alone we have developed six new projects working with people with dementia, their carers and local schools.”

Fred Savill, Chairman, The Gravesend Epilepsy Network (GEN) said:

“We welcome the generosity of mee healthcare as it is rare that we get donations such as this. Epilepsy is very much a ‘Cinderella’ of the health charities, possibly due to the distress of witnessing a seizure and the stigma that this generates. For over 30 years our unpaid volunteers have provided help, support & information to individuals and families affected by epilepsy. We offer a free counselling service at the local neurological outpatient clinics, run a helpline, give benefits advice, and provide literature to help people understand and live with the condition. Mee healthcare’s support will assist us to keep providing these local services.”

For further information:

RLM Finsbury

0207 251 3801

allelefunds@rlmfinsbury.com

Notes to Editors:

About mee Healthcare


mee healthcare has been developed to revolutionise the delivery of healthcare in the UK, accommodating changing lifestyles with all-in-one centers at convenient, high footfall locations with extended business hours (such as supermarkets and other major retailers, shopping malls and high streets). mee healthcare will simplify access to basic health care needs and improve outcomes through earlier detection and more timely referrals to GPs.

The first four mee healthcare centers successfully launched earlier this year, in partnership with Sainsbury’s Kings Lynn, Leeds, Ely and Cheltenham. Due to the strong customer demand for mee healthcare services and products, mee healthcare will be increasing its national footprint: mee healthcare will be opening two additional centers in the next few weeks in partnership with Sainsbury’s in Northampton (Weedon Road) and Bristol (Castle Court), taking the total number of mee Healthcare centers launched throughout the United Kingdom this year to seven.

mee healthcare is committed to the provision of high-quality care and has already served over 2000 patients.

For additional information on Mee Healthcare please visit www.meehealthcare.com

About Alzheimer & Dementia Support Services (ADSS)

ADSS’s primary aims are to enable people with dementia to remain in their own homes for as long as is practical, to support their careers, and to promote awareness of the effects of dementia on the individual and their careers. ADSS services an area of over 45 square miles covering North West Kent.

About The Gravesend Epilepsy Network (GEN)

The Gravesend Epilepsy Network was set up to give direct help, information and support to people with epilepsy and their families. It is recognized as one of the leading epilepsy support groups in the country, is in regular contact with many other like-minded groups around the UK, and is a member of the Joint Epilepsy Council and the International Bureau for Epilepsy.

The GEN group meets monthly in Gravesend and features a variety of expert speakers. They also run a series of social events and provide a trained counsellor to give information regarding potential side effects of drugs, and advice on potential state benefits etc.

About Allele Fund

mee healthcare is a portfolio company of the Allele Fund.

Launched by Dr. Gail Lese and Cherie Blair in 2008, Allele Fund is an investment fund which aims to deliver superior returns to investors through direct investment in companies where they have identified significant unmet needs. Allele Fund focuses on businesses with industry leadership potential in sectors where the management team has a distinct and unique competitive advantage to deliver strong returns to investors.

Allele Fund has a leading management team headed by Dr. Gail Bronwyn Lese, M.D., M.B.A. Dr Lese is a medical doctor with a strong healthcare and fund management background, having led $100 million Fidelity mutual fund to exceptional returns for investors.

For additional information Allele Funds please go to www.allelefund.com

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