The Portering Service plays a vital role in the patient’s journey. Our aim is to provide a safe and efficient service to transport patients around the hospital and assist our patient’s families.
The Portering Staff are a highly trained, dedicated and motivated in-house team committed to ensuring we achieve and exceed our patient’s expectations. We are responsible for transporting patients to and from Critical Care, Theaters, Wards, ECG, Pulmonary Function and Outpatients departments.
We are responsible for collection of clinical and domestic waste in accordance with strict legislation and Trust policies and procedures. We maintain and clean patient equipment to a high standard to ensure safety and to adhere to the Trust's Infection prevention polices and cleaning protocols.
We understand it can be a stressful and emotional time for patients and their families and our priority is to ensure we provide a welcoming and caring environment for patients, families and visitors.
The Portering Staff recently won the Chairman’s Award at our 2011 Team of the Year Awards. We are extremely proud to be given this award for working together as a team to focus on the patients' needs and providing a quality service