HSE absenteeism 'double that of private sector'

HSE absenteeism rates are almost double that of the private sector, according to reports.

HSE absenteeism rates are almost double that of the private sector, according to reports.

According to today's Irish Independent report, the worst-effected hospital is Ennis General in Co. Clare, which has an absenteeism rate of over 9% a day. That means 22 workers ring in sick every day out of a staff of 238.

Some 94 workers at Sligo Regional Hospital ring in sick every day out of a workforce of 1,368.

Nationally, the HSE absenteeism rate is almost 5%, compared to a rate of 2.5% in the private sector.

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