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Major acute tells staff to work despite isolation guidance

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A major hospital trust has told staff they should attend work even if a household member is showing covid-19 symptoms, contrary to national guidance.

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust’s occupational health department has told staff who had reported having family members with covid-19 symptoms they were still expected to attend work.

In the email exchanges seen by HSJ, some as recently as a couple of days ago, the trust’s occupational health department was clear there was an NUTH policy agreement with Public Health England.

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Source: HSJ, 1 April 2020

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