I came across this short film featuring porters from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in Dorset.
The 12 minute piece, entitled Porters, tells the story of those who work in the what some deem to be one of the most unnoticed sectors of the NHS, but their role is more than just transferring patients from A to B.
I recall chatting to a cleaner once and I asked her opinion on something. She was surprised that I had asked such question and she confessed that she felt her role as a cleaner didn’t matter and in her words she said “I am only a cleaner, I don’t really count”
Everyone counts, from the cleaners to the CEO’s and everyone has the right to respect and recognition for the job that they do.
After all, if a hospital or a Surgery was never cleaned to a suitable standard then that establishment could risk being shut down.
The NHS has many unsung heroes’ that need recognition and thanks for the “unnoticed work” that they do.
As a Manager or Departmental Head it is important that you make everyone in the team feel valued.
Warning” the film contains occasional swearing.
I hope you enjoy the clip