Like other frontline healthcare services, the coronavirus pandemic put LOROS Hospice under significant pressure. Once the lockdown was announced many patient services moved online and we prioritised our inpatient w and supporting patients at home. At the same time LOROS doctors have been supporting colleague across the NHS too.
“Our focus has remained on providing the best care we can and to this end, we’ve been collaborating closely with our local NHS to deliver a joined up service for care at home, in hospital and on our inpatient ward.
“During the first wave of Coronavirus, we had two ward doctors sent to us by UHL and a more senior LOROS doctor went to work in the hospital.
“LOROS doctors are visiting more patients at home and we are supporting our community nurse specialists who make home visits, by running a helpline to offer specialist advice.
“We’re also providing more outpatients clinics, both by video and telephone calls, and face to face, so that people get the help they need.
“Like in other healthcare settings, our team of doctors at LOROS have experienced personal challenges from Coronavirus too. Thankfully we’re all still here.”