Following a minor but with severe implications car crash in April 2016, I am still off sick. I have resorted to having to pay for treatment privately owing to to the delays and long waiting times on the NHS. At a stage 3 last week I was told that I was not going to be dismissed on that day as I do now have a treatment plan in place, but I now have 8 weeks to get back to work.
I have worked for the same NHS trust for 24 years, only paying NHS pension for the last 17 years.
If I cannot return to work in the next 8 weeks, can the Trust just throw me out onto the streets without any financial support apart from trying to claim through my pension?
I have not even started the prescribed treatment,not he recovery time may be longer than the time I have left. Following appropriate recovery time I may well be able to return to my substantive post?
Occupational Health have reported that currently I am not fit for work in any capacity.
In my stage three I felt humiliated and guilty, having been told that owing to my Absence, not only have my team suffered but also patient care.