Liz visits LOROS Hospice

Earlier this month, I visited LOROS Hospice, a local charity that provides compassionate support to people in the community who are terminally ill.

Every year, LOROS cares for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland delivering free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their family and carers.

During the visit, I met with Rob Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer and Caroline Baker, Deputy Chief Executive Officer to learn more about the work the hospice does. I visited the Day Therapy Centre where I joined in with a quiz with day care patients. And I also spoke with the counselling services and discussed the need to get palliative care patients the benefits they’re entitled to.

The role of hospices is becoming increasingly important in our ageing society as demand for palliative and end of life care increases. I want to do all that I can to support the fantastic work of LOROS who dedicate their time to provide care at the end of life, supporting people and their families, and others who are affected.

I’m a huge champion of LOROS and applaud the work of their team who make a real difference. We must also not forget the amazing volunteers who give up their time for free to support the charity – thank you, you make such a difference.