Porter

Female in uniform transporting an elderly female in wheelchair

A day as a porter

You're working afternoon and evening shifts this week, and arrive at your local hospital at 1.45pm.

Your first task is to move several large units of medical equipment from the east wing of the hospital to the west. The equipment is very valuable and delicate, so it's important a trained individual, such as yourself, has the responsibility of moving it.

Then you're off to the children's ward, where you take a sick child to the x-ray department. You wait whilst the x-ray is taken and then bring the patient back to their ward.

The rest of your shift is spent moving patients around the hospital and delivery stocks of emergency drugs to the right wards. You enjoy being an essential part of the hospital team, working with so many different patients and members of staff.