Canterbury health staff are owed 528 years off work.
A report presented to the hospital advisory committee yesterday showed Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) staff are owed 1,099,936 hours of leave.
Nurses have annual leave totalling almost 600,000 hours, which equates to 75,000 eight-hour work days.
Senior doctors are owed 259 hours of annual leave.
The board is the largest employer in the South Island with about 9500 staff.
The 528 years sounds a lot. Turning it into 1.1 million hours makes it sound even worse.
However dividing by the number of staff they have, it averages out to just under 15 days per staffer. Less than the minimum annual entitlement of 20 days a year.Tags: dodgy stats