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Thank you to those of you who supported our charity for 2007 – 2008.

After a discussion amongst the partners the Edmonds And Slatter charity of the year for 2008 – 2009 is to be LOROS

LOROS (the Leicestershire and Rutland Organisation for the Relief of Suffering) is a local charity providing care and support within Leicestershire and Rutland.

LOROS charges no fees for its services, which are available to all local people regardless of their race or creed. The Charity relies upon the generosity and support of individual people, organisations and groups as well as Trusts and the business community of Leicestershire and Rutland in order to continue to fund the service.

The Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice is a specialist centre providing skilled nursing and medical care, supported by physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers, in an environment that recognises the particular needs of patients and their families. It provides expertise in controlling pain and other distressing symptoms as well as offering emotional, spiritual and social care, which allows patients to live as normal a life as possible. Working with the whole family enables both the patient and the family to cope with the changing situation so that they are able to make best use of the limited time together available to them. LOROS treats patients from the age of eighteen years and upwards.

The hospice has 31 in-patient beds. These are arranged in bays together with a number of separate single rooms. The ward bays provide single sex accommodation.

Patients are admitted for:

  • Symptom Control
  • Pain Relief
  • Assessment
  • Terminal Care
  • Respite Care

Treatments can also be given on a day-case basis

Amy, thed practice manager at our Lutterworth practice will once again be the charity coordinator and I am sure that she will be in touch shortly with some charity initiatives.

Many thanks again for your continued support

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