The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability pays its staff the London Living Wage
Over 100 staff benefited from the introduction of the London Living Wage, including domestic assistants, ward technicians and basic grade health care assistants, seeing their salaries rise to £9.40 per hour from 1 January 2016.
Ward technician Olu Oke said, “We are so happy that the hospital appreciates the very hard work that we do.”
Domestic assistant Emmanuel Konotey said, “This motivates us to work even harder.”
Domestic assistant Richard Lane said, “We appreciate what the hospital has done because it means that they know that we work hard.”
Chief Executive Paul Allen said,
“These staff all carry out vital roles delivering a high quality service to our patients. I am delighted that we have been able to reward them with the London Living Wage, which I believe is what a fair, responsible, caring employer pays.”
As part of its commitment, the RHN has undertaken to accredit itself with the Living Wage Foundation.
Director, Living Wage Foundation, Sarah Vero, said,
“We are delighted that The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability is now an accredited Living Wage employer. We hope that their leadership will encourage others in the sector to consider how they might implement the voluntary living wage.
“The Living Wage is good for business and good for people, it’s calculated using the real cost of living; rewarding a hard day’s work with a fair day’s pay.”