Blood Sciences Laboratory Out of Hours Pay

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Dear Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to enquire as to how you pay your staff within the Blood Sciences department for any work performed during routine and non-routine working hours over a 24/7 period inclusive of weekends and public holidays. This could be paid by recruitment and retention premia, overtime or other financial or non-financial benefits in kind e.g. time off in lieu.

If renumeration is financial in nature, what is the quantity and nature of that renumeration. For example, but not exclusive to, the RRP rate/sum, what percentage of the salary/hourly rate is payable if paying as overtime etc.. If time off in lieu is used or any other non-financial incentive, is it accrued as plain time, double time or other, and if other, please state what it is.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Mason

FOI, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI, Enquiries (COUNTESS OF CHESTER HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Freedom of Information Officer
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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