Thank you to Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 16th October 2017 providing protection for their 2,000 employees.
Chair of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Paul Devlin, said:
“It is important for us as an inclusive employer to ensure that we are representing each and every one of our employees - including those with a terminal illness. We want our staff to know that they can rely on the Trust to support them to remain in work if they wish to. This is why we are incredibly proud to be signing the Dying to Work voluntary charter and pledge to continue to help raise awareness of the campaign. We have always been supportive of our employees with terminal illness, so it was an obvious decision for us to commit to the charter, because it’s absolutely the right thing to do.”
Staff Side Lead at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Richard Holmes, said:
“It is our duty to ensure that employees with a terminal illness cannot be dismissed as a result of their condition, and allow them their dignity and freedom to choose how to spend the rest of their lives.Many individuals with a terminal diagnosis will want to continue working; whether this is for financial security, because it’s a distraction from their illness, or just because it’s what they enjoy doing – they should be able to make that decision and be supported by their employer.”