Hospital staff sacked over sick leave

STAFF at Weston General Hospital can be sacked for taking too much sick leave.

STAFF at Weston General Hospital can be sacked for taking too much sick leave.

New staff guidelines mean that nurses and other staff at the hospital must attend meetings when returning after illness.

Under the new rules, weekends are included as days off sick if someone is off from Thursday until Tuesday, for example, even if that person does not normally work weekends.

*To read the views of nurses see the Weston & Somerset Mercury.


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