April 14, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Rhun ap Iorwerth MS

Plaid Cymru call for all healthcare workers to get same Death in Service benefit

FAMILIES of some healthcare staff who have returned or have been fast-tracked to the frontline to help the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic could receive significantly reduced ongoing financial support if they die in service compared to some their colleagues.

Last week, the Welsh Government announced that all families of healthcare staff that die in service as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic would be eligible to receive £60,000 as a “Death in Service” payment and that this would be in addition to any other benefits that healthcare staff may be entitled to as members of the NHS pension scheme.