Resignation Letter for Medical Reasons (+5 Samples)

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This blog post will show you how to write a resignation letter due to medical reasons. You will also find sample letters for your reference.

Writing a Resignation Letter for Medical Reasons

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If you’re writing a resignation letter for medical reasons, here are some points to keep in mind:

  • Start with a greeting and salutation
  • Open your letter with the statement of resignation
  • Explain the reason for leaving
  • You don’t have to reveal specific details of the illness
  • Give suggestions on how to tie up incomplete tasks
  • Assist in the transition
  • End with a statement of gratitude

Sample 1: Resignation Letter for Medical Reasons

“Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email

Date

Name

Title

Organization

Address

City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Lastname:

It greatly saddens me to send you this letter of resignation. Effective the end of this month, I will no longer be working here as a P.E. teacher.

Recently I have been noticing some changes in many aspects of my life, both personally and professionally. I have been overly exhausted, constantly in pain, and feel that my productivity has been cut in half. I went to a doctor, and I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a condition that involves chronic pain and soreness. Because of the high activity level consistent with my work, I am no longer able to teach my students effectively, and I do not want them to be impacted by this. My doctor agreed with me that this is the best decision for all involved.

I have so enjoyed my time here at FMA Middle School. My work gave me great satisfaction, and I never will forget the last 20 years of incredible friends and colleagues that I have gained. I hope we will still stay in touch despite my early exit.

Please let me know if there is any way I can help in finding my replacement. Although I no longer can do the work I once could, I hope to remain a resource and that we will stay in touch. Thank you so much for all the opportunities, and I wish everyone at FMA the very best.

Sincerely,

Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name”

Sample 2: Resignation Letter for Medical Reasons

“Subject: Resignation due to medical emergency

Dear (Manager’s Name),

Kindly consider this mail as my formal resignation notice. My last day at the office shall be xx/xx/xxxx.

After a recent diagnosis, I got to know that I am facing a health complication and have been advised to undergo surgery as soon as possible. Post-surgery, I would have to remain on complete bed rest for about 6 months. Hence, I shall not be able to deliver my responsibilities thus I am compelled to take this decision.

I truly appreciate your understanding and thank you to the entire team for making my journey an enriching one.

In case there is anything I can do to help during the transition period, please do let me know.

Best Regards,

Your Name

(Your contact details-optional)”

Sample 3: Resignation Letter for Medical Reasons

“Subject: Resignation letter- (Your Full Name)

Dear Mr. Xyz

This is to bring to your notice that I would be resigning from my position of (Job title) from ABC Company. I am providing 2 weeks of prior notice and accordingly my last day at work would be xx/xx/xxxx.

My health has been deteriorating over the past 6 months. I have not been able to focus well, was feeling weak, and had been mentally disturbed. After consulting a doctor, I have come to know that I am dealing with depression and have been advised to take rest. I have been asked to focus on my physical and mental health with the help of yoga and meditation and keep my activity level consistent. I believe with the amount of work at the office, I would not be able to devote much time to these activities. Hence, I am left with no option but to resign from my current position.

It was a tough decision for me as I thoroughly enjoyed working with my team which has amazing creative abilities. I had an enriching experience here and would be thankful to the company for all the growth opportunities that I got here.

I have included a copy of my doctor’s report of my condition. During my notice period, I would be keen to offer any help required in the transition. I would also update my teammates regarding the work I was handling. I would however request you to allow me to work from home during these two weeks so that I can devote some time to my health along with managing the daily tasks.

Thank you again for all the help and guidance. Wishing everyone at the office all the very best for their future.

Sincerely,

Your Name

(Your personal contact optional)”

Sample 4: Resignation Letter for Medical Reasons

“Subject: Resignation—Firstname Lastname

Dear Mr. Manager,

I regret to inform you of my resignation, effective July 12, 2021. Due to a recent diagnosis, I have become aware that my illness will require extended treatment and recovery, and I am unsure that my ability to perform the duties of my present position will return.

I appreciate your understanding. If there is anything I can do to help during the transition, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Firstname Lastname

[email protected]

444-555-1212”

Sample 5: Resignation Letter for Medical Reasons

“Your Name

Your Address

Your Phone Number

Email

Date

Name

Title

Organization

Address

City, State Zip Code

Dear (Manager’s Name),

I would like to bring to your notice that I would be resigning from the post of…………. Hence, kindly consider this letter as my formal notice of resignation and request you relieve me by…………

The decision was not easy for me but health reasons have compelled me to take this call. I had been experiencing some changes in my routine, both personally and professionally lately. I was feeling constantly tired, having chronic pain, and also experienced a drop in my productivity. Hence, after a thorough check-up, the doctor diagnosed me with …………. and has recommended complete rest for 6 months.

Since the office work needs my constant indulgence, I would not be able to keep up with the work and also take care of my health simultaneously. Therefore, I would like to relinquish my responsibilities and devote a good amount of time to my health.

I had an enriching experience at ABC Company over the period of five years. I had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people, make incredible friends, and be guided by the most experienced mentors. I am utterly grateful for all this.

I will be more than happy to offer any assistance that is required of me during this period to make the transition smoother. I shall finish off all the allotted tasks and will also brief the team regarding the major projects that I used to deal with.

Thank you again for everything. I wish you all the very best for the future.

Best Regards,

Signature 

(Your Name)”

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FAQs (Resignation Letter for Medical Reasons)

Can an employee resign due to health reasons?

Yes, health reasons are one of the most acceptable reasons to resign from a job role.

Can resignation be rejected?

No, it is not possible for an employer to reject your resignation. In many nations, if the employer does not accept the resignation, you can take legal action against them.

How do you write a medical notice?

You can write a medical notice by clearly informing your supervisors of your medical issues. You do not need to elaborate on the details, just a brief explanation will do. You can also include a doctor’s note if you like.

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