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Sickness absence in the NHS

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  • Release date: 24 May 2016
  • Period covered: Quarter ending December 2015
  • Next update: 31 August 2016
A quarterly report presenting data on areas of the NHS with the highest and lowest sickness rates.

Key points

  • Sickness absence was 5.4 per cent, a decrease from 5.9 per cent for the same period in 2014.
  • The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust had the highest sickness absence, 6.9 per cent.
  • Velindre NHS Trust had the lowest sickness absence, 4.1 per cent.
  • The highest staff group sickness absence was in the Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers staff group, 7.5 per cent.
  • The lowest staff group sickness absence was in the Medical and Dental staff group, 1.5 per cent.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 029 2082 5741
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 029 2089 8099

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