LOROS – the Leicestershire and Rutland Organisation for the Relief of Suffering – is currently piloting a new Day Therapy Service at its Leicester hospice thanks to the addition of a new portable office which has been incorporated within the building complex.
The LOROS hospice provides skilled nursing and medical care supported by physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers in an environment that recognises the individual needs of patients and their families. The team are experts in providing pain relief and in controlling other distressing symptoms as well as providing spiritual and emotional support.
Services are provided free of charge and LOROS is dependent on donations as a means of funding its valuable services. As a result, a tight budget dictated the need for a simple, practical solution to its new day care centre needs.
Tracey Allford LOROS Operations Manager explains: “We decided the most cost-effective and quality solution to our challenge would be portable accommodation as it would also minimise the disruption to our daily schedule. We needed the building to accommodate two meeting/training areas for up to two years while our existing rooms were being used for our ‘day therapy’ pilot scheme at the hospice.
“As a charity, value for money was top of the agenda but equally we didn’t want to compromise on the quality of the building. Portable Offices were one of several companies that we approached but they were the most approachable and seemed to have detailed understanding of our needs and the challenges of the contract.
“The Portable Offices’ team were really helpful – they took care of the paperwork sorting out the planning approval on our behalf which made it really simple and straightforward for us.
“The end result was a warm, bright, clean, modern and welcoming space which has fitted into the complex very neatly. We are delighted with it and enjoyed working with the team at Portable Offices who made the contract a pleasurable experience.”
Sales Manager, Dean Dixon explains:
“We worked around the hospice team to minimise our impact and were aware of the over-riding concern for a cost-effective and time-efficient turnaround as there were considerable budget restraints. Despite that we were all delighted with the end result.”