St George’s supports EU staff by paying settled status costs
Earlier this month, St George’s announced that any member of our EU staff who applies to remain in the UK as part of the EU Settlement Scheme will be fully reimbursed the costs by the Trust.
St George’s has more than 1,200 EU staff, who are highly valued, and make an enormous contribution to the services we provide every day.
From 29 November, NHS employees from the EU – including those employed by the Trust – will be able to apply to the scheme, which will ensure they have the right to remain in the UK beyond 31 December 2020.
Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive at St George’s, said: “Our EU staff are all valued members of Team St George’s and make an enormous contribution to the services we provide every day. This is why it is so important we give our support to colleagues from the EU, and recognise the vital role they play here at the Trust.”
Maria Felguera Guzman, Junior Sister on Trevor Howell Day Unit, is from Spain. She said: “It’s great to feel valued and supported by the Trust – and I hope this will encourage nurses to stay in the UK after Brexit’.
The Trust is in direct communication with members of staff who are from an EU country with more detailed information.
St George’s featured on Channel 5 News: Thursday 29 November
Tune in to Channel 5 News at 6:30pm on Thursday 29 November to watch their news report about NHS Trusts supporting EU staff by paying their settled status costs, featuring St George’s Chief Executive Jacqueline Totterdell and some of our clinical staff including Maria Felguera Guzman.
Also reported in Evening Standard on 1 November.