Sample Resignation Letter Due to Health

Updated on: October 20, 2019

Health issues in the workplace can put us down, making it difficult to work optimally.

If you are going through a severe health issue, you might consider resigning so that you can recuperate.


Your resignation letter should spell out precisely what it is that is making you leave – a regular bout of flu or a minor accident does not warrant resigning; your reason for resigning due to health reasons must be something more severe than this.

A resignation letter due to health problems must be detailed. After all, if you have worked for a particular organization for some time, you owe it to them to provide detail.

You can add a doctor’s note as evidence that you are too unwell to work if you feel it will help your case.

Also, you will need to provide a notice (that is to say if you are well enough to honor the notice period) and offer to train your replacement.


Resignation letters due to health are usually written in a straightforward manner.

They need to spell out why you feel you cannot work anymore, how your health is keeping you down and how you intend to spend the notice period, especially since you are not feeling well.

A sample resignation letter due to health issues is given below for your reference:

See also: Immediate Resignation Due to Health


Sample Resignation Letter Due to Health


October 20, 2019

Mr. Terrence Chan
Manager Human Resources
Interactions Inc.
67 Palm Lane
Plum, PA 77823


Dear Mr. Chan:

It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning from my position as a Human Resource Officer for Interactions Inc. As per the terms of my contract, I am providing you with a 1-month notice of my intention to leave. That is to say, November 19 will be my last working day.

As you know, I have been taking a lot of time off from work, and it has started to reflect on my performance. After a series of hospitalizations and tests, I have been diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), which is a degenerative autoimmune disease.

While my doctor told me that I can work part-time, I am not sure I am up to the challenges that are put to me in my role at Interactions Inc. Besides, the rigmarole of treatments and further tests will not leave me able to work on a 9 to 5 schedule.

Not to mention, I have learned much during the time I have worked at Interactions Inc. I am grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to be part of this organization.

Please let me know if you need me to train someone to replace me and take over my tasks. I wish you and my coworkers all the best in your future endeavors.


Best Regards,

Tania Elijah
Human Resource Officer
Interactions Inc.