Notice of redundancy

July 11, 2016

After a public consultation

After the closure of a community hospital 

After a long drawn out wait

The letter I’d been waiting for but wasn’t sure if it was going to happen, finally arrived

Notice of redundancy

Notice of redundancy

I’m now officially on my notice period counting down to finishing work, to being made redundant

I’m being made redundant

My job role is non-existent and the Trust has been unable to find me a suitable alternative role within the organisation. So there is no other option than for me to receive redundancy. In some ways I am pleased about this, the prospect of joining another team that I might not have chosen for myself worried me more than the one of staying at home and figuring out a life without a job.

I have the option to leave before my notice period ends and receive payment in lieu which is something I might consider as there is no point dragging things out if it’s not necessary. There is a question about what will happen to my Stationery Maternity Pay which runs until mid-August so I’m waiting to hear back from my HR department.

For now, I just have to come to terms with the fact that I am being made redundant and that I need to start thinking about what my future options are.


  • Kevin Minihane July 11, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Really sorry to hear that, we have just been through a similar thing at work.
    My thoughts are with and I m sure you will get something much better.

  • RachelSwirl July 11, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this, I have been made redundant twice and forced to leave a company once… So in total three ‘you must go’s’ and it hurts…
    I am so sorry someone else has to endure this, if you ever need a chat you know where to find me x

  • Jen Walshaw July 12, 2016 at 9:47 am

    It must be a big weight off your mind to at least know rather than have to worry about it. I hope HR get back to go speedily

  • Rachel Colclough July 12, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Haven’t been made redundant but am in consultation period in my job to reduce hours. Going down to 30 a week from 1st of September which will lose me about £3000 a year pay. Not on high salary so already making cutbacks to compensate. Think I will be looking something else though.

    My sister was made redundant on 8th July after 17 years and she is now in limbo as to what to do next. Sometimes this is a positive thing. You have opportunity to do something completely different which in the long run may be better.

    Good luck with your search.

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