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Hospital Porters

Hospital porters perform various manual tasks in hospitals to assist nursing and domestic staff with the care of patients.


  • Lifts, escorts and wheels patients between hospital wards
  • Assists with the delivery of meals, laundry, medical supplies and post to the wards or theatres
  • Moves hospital equipment and furniture
  • Collects and disposes of refuse from wards and other departments
  • Assists with unloading and delivery of supplies.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is provided off- and on-the-job. Entrants must typically pass a medical examination and may be required to hold a driving licence.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £21,000 per annum and can progress up to £26,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 2,154 employed Hospital Porters in the region.

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