Guidance on reporting sickness due to COVID-19 exposure

If you believe that you have been exposed to the Coronavirus please contact:

Occupational Health
07939 856832
8.30am until 4.30pm 
Monday to Sunday

If outside these hours, please contact:

Hospital Site Manager 
via Switchboard - 01254 263555

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If Occupational Health or the Hospital Site Manager states that a 14 day period of self-isolation is required please contact:

Your Line Manager
Inform them that you will not be available for work and the reason why

Staff working from home

Please note that ALL guidance documents that have been issued are now available via sharepoint. The purpose of moving this information onto SharePoint is to ensure that staff that who are community based or working from home are able to go to a location that they can access externally through the following web link:

https://elhtnhsuk.sharepoint.com/sites/COVID19

This is a secure and protected site that will require staff to log into by using their Trust email as the username and the password normally used to login into the work computer. 

This site is accessible BY TRUST STAFF ONLY from trust devices, mobile devices and home computers as it is web based.

Any new requests for access will be verified and rejected if not an employee of ELHT. 

Freedom to speak up

During this uncertain time, we wanted to reassure all staff that the Staff Guardian Office is open and we are here to listen to your concerns and want to encourage you to keep speaking up.

We know that things have changed for everyone, both personally and professionally over the past two weeks. It is really important that you continue to have access to the freedom to speak up Staff Guardian and Deputy and raise concerns if you see or experience something which is troubling you at work. We are here to listen to staff and support you.

If you want to get in touch with us the best way to do so is to use our mailbox which is monitored 24/7. If you need anything during this time please email staffguardianoffice@elht.nhs.uk and we will aim to respond to you within 24 hours.

Your Freedom to Speak Up Guardians are:

Jane Butcher – Staff Guardian

Nicola Canty – Deputy Staff Guardian, 07909 116153

For more information about the Freedom to Speak Up role and what it means, please visit the National Guardian’s Office website at https://www.nationalguardian.org.uk/