Seventh Mee Healthcare Centre To Open Soon
Seven is a lucky number for mee: The healthcare provider has opened six healthcare centres in 2012 alone. For the coming year, more openings are planned. And number seven is already around the corner.
Access to healthcare is one of the great problems of our time. With busy lives and constrained financial resources, patients do not always find it easy to get the healthcare they deserve and need. This is where mee comes in. The newcomer to the healthcare market only started up in 2012, but already has an impressive track record. Starting out with their first healthcare centre in Leeds, the company has pushed forward with a further five mee health centres in the UK. Now number seven is on the cards.
"Following the strong demand for mee services and products at our first six centres in Leeds, Ely, Cheltenham, Kings Lynn, Gravesend, and Northampton, I'm delighted we're extending our relationship with Sainsbury's and bringing mee healthcare services to Bristol", Dr Gail Lese, Founder and Chairman of mee healthcare, said. The newest of the mee family will be located in Sainsbury’s Superstore at St. Philips Causeway, Arnos, Vale and Bristol. The health services on offer will include dental care and wellbeing services, as well as "see mee" and "hear mee", the vision and hearing centres.
The new health centre will follow the same model that has already been successfully established in the previous openings: mee aims to offer competitively priced healthcare in easily accessible locations. Moreover, the company wants to become part of the community and is working actively with local charities by donating a share of their first week's trading turnover to worthy causes.
In Bristol, mee healthcare will be making donations to Above and Beyond and to The Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital. "We're incredibly grateful to Mee Healthcare and their customers for supporting Above & Beyond", says Lorna Clarke, Head of Corporate Partnerships for Above and Beyond. "Over 500,000 people from across Bristol and the South West are cared for in our city centre hospitals every year and this donation will help us to fund projects that will make a real difference to them." At the most recent opening at the sixth mee centre in Northampton, mee partnered with the Northamptonshire Branch of Cancer Research UK and The Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust.
Continuing the partnership with Sainsbury's, mee hopes to open further centres all over the UK in the coming year. According to Dr Lese "the outlook for the sector couldn't be stronger; driven by an ageing demographic in the UK, greater demand from consumers towards convenience and accessibility, combined with an increasing emphasis on health and wellbeing." The market potential of mee's healthcare model is set to result in more mee centres in 2013.