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Hospital porters

£17,680 Average salary at age 20
£24,440 Average Salary
40 Average hours per week


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

Main Tasks

  • 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.


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.

UK Prospects

14600 Workforce Size
0.30% Predicted growth 2023 - 2027
3146 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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