LOROS Hospice Care is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion by ensuring fair, accessible and appropriate services for patients, their carers and visitors, and wish to demonstrate the developments we make by embedding the work into our policies, practices and processes.
We are an established employer and service provider in Palliative and End of Life care, drawing our staff from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. The diversity of our workforce brings a richness of cultures and lifestyles, that helps to deliver services that meet the needs of our local community.
We recognise the ever-changing environment that we all live in and the growing complexities in health issues. This is why we recognise the need to work in partnership with our staff, people using our services and stakeholders to reduce health inequalities.
What is meant by equality?
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation in the workplace and in wider society. The Public Sector Equality Duty outlines the general and specific duties to be carried out when delivering services to people in relation to the ‘protected characteristics’ listed in the Act:
age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.
The general duty outlines the need to have ‘Due Regard’ to:
eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act;
advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it; and
foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
For further details on the act, please click here.
The Workforce & EDI Lead also be working closely with the Patient Experience Lead to ensure that any service development continues to embrace diversity, leading to continued patient satisfaction.
We will continue to update this page, as the work in this area develops.