Hospital staff sickness and absence (FOI)
Hospital staff sickness and absence (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 29 October 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please provide a table showing the number of working days lost due to absences (for any reason) in Jersey’s Health and Community Services department during the following months:
March 2019, April 2019, May 2019, June 2019, July 2019, August 2019
March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, June 2020, July 2020, August 2020
For each month, please also provide:
figures showing a breakdown of the reasons given for those absences (eg sickness, stress, isolating, other etc)
The working days lost as a percentage of the total number of available working days
The total number of staff contracted to the department
The information below relates to sickness only. Information in respect of all other absences is not held in a format that would enable it to be provided as requested.
Table 1 –The headcount for each month and the days lost through sickness as a percentage of the total number of available working days for the requested months in 2019 and 2020. Please refer to Table 2 for the total sickness days lost.
Monthly Working Days Available
|March||2,252|| 38,479|| 8.5% |
|May||2,262 || 38,687|| 6.9%|
|June||2,277|| 39,041 ||7.1%|
|April||2,458|| 42,482|| 6.7%|
|May||2,476||42,813|| 5.2% |
|June||2,476|| 42,774|| 6.2%|
|Grand Total||2,351|| 485,246|| 6.9%|
Table 2 - Figures showing a breakdown by number of days of the reasons given for those absences for sickness for 2019 and 2020
Table 2 - Reasons for sickness absence 2019 and 2020
Due to the small numbers involved and to prevent disclosure of personal information in one area below (endocrine) a specific number has not been provided Article 25 (Personal information) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
Article 25 - Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.