Staff Absence

Given the significant impact staff absence is having on the system, we will be publishing staff absence figures on Tuesdays and Fridays for the next 4-6 weeks.

Please note, the current situation is inevitably very fluid and therefore figures will constantly change, however the below figures indicate our latest absenteeism levels.

Figures as of Wednesday 19th January 2022
Total Covid related absence 978
Total non-Covid absence 1,188
Total number of PAYE staff 21,616

Health and Social Care across Northern Ireland continues to respond to the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges are causing significant disruption across all health and care services. For an overview of the current pressures please visit the HSC Service Pressures Dashboard.