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Hospitalisation vs Medical Leave

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 05:57:50 PM  (Last updated: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 06:09:04 PM)

I would like to clarify the difference between hospitalisation leave and medical leave.  In my company, staff are entitled to 18 days of medical leave and 60 days of hospitalisation leave each year. 

A staff has previously taken 10 days of accumulated medical leave and later part of the year is hospitalised for 2 months. For this case, I have the following queries:

1)  During the 2 months of hospitalisation, there were 2 public holidays.  Does the 60 days of hospitalisation leave include these 2 public holidays or is the number of hospitalisation leave days taken to be 58 days (minus the 2 public holidays)?

2) Since the staff has already taken 10 days of MC, does this mean that the staff only has 50 days of hospitalisation leave and the remaining days be considered as either unpaid leave or deducted from annual leave (if the staff has any remaining annual leave)?


KL Siew
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 06:09:04 PM

a. Hospitalisation means actually staying in hospital while medical leave is not.

b. Total sick leave plus hospitalisation should not be more than 60 days.

1. Public holidays are excluded.

2. See b.

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