LOROS Hospice raises profile of palliative care nursing across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

LOROS Hospice carer with resident

LOROS Hospice is one of five major health and social care employers behind the recently launched recruitment campaign Y/Our Future that is encouraging doctors, nurses and health and social care workers to relocate to live and work in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Latest figures from NHS Improvement show that 11.8% of nurse posts in England were not filled – a shortage of nearly 42,000[i]. Experts described the situation as at risk of becoming a "national emergency" given the rising demands on the NHS[ii].

Y/Our Future Recruitment campaign welcomes health and social care professionals to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Y/Our Future Recruitment Social Care Workers

Y/Our Future is a new recruitment campaign launched today that unites five major health and social care employers - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, LOROS Hospice, Rutland County Council and Leicester City Council - in a bid to recruit doctors, nurses and health and social care workers to work in hospitals, hospices and in communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Together, the partners have a 38,000-strong workforce.

Y/Our Future aims to promote Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as a leading career destination for health and social care professionals, with great career and lifestyle opportunities. 

Record-breaking £100,000 is raised at the Twilight Walk for LOROS Hospice.

Twilight Walk

Saturday’s circus themed Twilight Walk really was Leicester’s biggest girls night out, with total money raised so far hitting an astonishing £100,000.

The total amount of women to sign-up also hit a new record, with nearly 30% more women taking part, resulting in a jaw-dropping 2,541 women showing up at the King Power Stadium in Leicester City on Saturday.

Those that took part were treated to a whole host of carnival entertainment, and walkers came dressed as clowns, lion tamers, mime artists, circus acts and even fortune tellers, taking to the streets of Leicester to walk 10km to raise money for the charity.