Learn about what we do
LOROS Hospice is a local charity and every year we care for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We deliver free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their family and carers. We deliver care that is special and unique to each individual.
Specialised care for those over 18 with complex problems who are suffering from a terminal illness when cure is no longer possible
Short-stay inpatient ward for symptom management and/or end of life care
Outreach support in the patient’s home - Clinical Nurse Specialist and home visiting service
We work in partnership with higher and further education providers to supply education, training and support to over 2,165 health and social care professionals every year.
Research is a key part of our work. Our care is based on the latest research, with our research programme directed at improving care for patients, their families and carers. LOROS works collaboratively with other local health and social care providers to benefit patient care. We also work closely with those responsible for commissioning health care across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
(Our long term aspiration for our society)
Everyone with an incurable illness has the right to excellent care. This should value and respect their uniqueness and their own choices. People should be enabled to live and die with dignity and with appropriate and compassionate support for themselves and their loved ones.
(Our goals and activities in working towards our Vision)
LOROS is a charity whose aim is to enhance the quality of life of adult patients with cancer, progressive neurological conditions and end-stage organ failure for whom curative treatment is no longer possible. Patients are treated at the Hospice and in the community based upon clinical need, regardless of background and the ability to pay.
LOROS specialises in holistic, multidisciplinary care, focused on the whole person and including family and carers. The care given takes into account the patients’ physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs as well as their own choices. Family members are supported in adjusting to loss and bereavement.
LOROS contributes to the education and training of its own and other health and social care professionals and of volunteers. The charity is also committed to research in order to improve the understanding and practice of palliative care.
Showing respect to patients and families, as well as members of our community, staff and volunteers.
On exceptional quality service and support for patients and families whilst listening, learning and adapting to their diverse needs.
Working together as colleagues and with local, regional and national partners to grow meaningful relationships and achieve sustainability.
Showing kindness, discretion and sensitivity as we care for our patients, families, our community, staff and volunteers.
Be honest, reliable and consistent, showing respect and dignity in everything that we do.
To our patients, their families, our community, staff, volunteers and external organisations/bodies.
Did you know we need to raise over £6 million every year?
Each year this voluntary income allows us to continue to provide our services to patients and their families. We can’t do this without you!
There are a variety of ways you can donate and 90p of every £1 received goes towards patient care.
I remember the day Graeme went into LOROS and called me. That was the first time in what felt like ages, that he sounded happyCatherine Sloman
My mum, Marilyn celebrated her 59th birthday in LOROS. With the help of the brilliant nurses and staff we organised a spa morning and a cake. Mum died a week afterwards. We will never forget how special the Hospice made her last birthday.Carolyn