New Chairman for LOROS

New Chairman for LOROSLOROS is pleased to announce that Professor John Feehally will take over as Chairman of the Board of Trustees when Stephen Thomas retires in June 2010.

LOROS is an independent local charity providing palliative care and support to around 2,500 people each year within Leicestershire and Rutland.

John is a Doctor specialising in kidney problems. He has worked as a Consultant at Leicester General Hospital for more than 20 years and divides his professional life between clinical work, teaching and research.

John became a Trustee of LOROS in 2003 and said “LOROS is a wonderful organisation much loved in Leicestershire & Rutland. For me it is a great privilege to have been involved with LOROS over recent years, and I look forward very much to the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Trustees.”

Stephen Thomas was a Consultant Otolaryngologist at the Leicester Royal Infirmary from 1975 to 2008. He joined the LOROS Board in 1993 and became Chairman in 2003. Stephen commented “It has been such a great honour to have been the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of LOROS and I have enjoyed every moment working with all the dedicated volunteers and staff. I am delighted to hand over the reigns to John Feehally who will be an inspirational leader for this wonderful charity which is so important to all the people of Leicestershire and Rutland”

Chief Executive, Simon Proffitt said “Stephen has shown real dedication and commitment to LOROS for many years. The charity has been very fortunate to have had his support and also that of his wife Sally who has worked for over twenty years with fundraising activities. On behalf of everyone at LOROS I would like to thank Stephen and Sally very sincerely for all they have done and wish them well for the future. We are very fortunate to have someone of John’s calibre to take over as Chairman and provide leadership for the future.”