I am a 23 year old and have been an NHS Housekeeper for the past 6 and a half years since I was 16. Ask me anything
I have been a cleaner / housekeeper within the NHS since I was 16, I have grown up through my adult life working here and have had some incredible experiences both happy and sad, and have seen some interesting things happen over the years.
Here is my proof: https://imgur.com/a/F2kBBk2
I have blurred out parts of my badge as it is the name of the trust I work at.
Yes, I am wearing scrubs, I am now on the deep-clean team so scrubs mean I am not bringing infected work clothes home.
There has been a lot of changes here since Covid started, but the societal changes with short staff and wages have also been visible in my role but also the majority of the roles within a hospital setting.
I think working here from a teen to now has created an interesting outlook on life and has given me some amazing qualities to move onto a career now that I have graduated university.
Of course there will be some answers which I will have to give broad answers too. I will have to adhere to confidentiality in some respects so I will not give specific details on those certain answers, but will try to be as open as I can when answering:)
The hospital I work at I have a second family here, i have about 20 work mum and dads, and have built friendships that will last me a lifetime.
Appreciate your time in asking questions and look forward to answering them!:)
I appreciate everyone who asked questions and got involved. The NHS is a great place to work, but I will say that there needs to be a huge amount done to support the staff and improve as a whole. Management and higher ups do not have the staffs best interests at heart unfortunately, and we see that with rules being changed by the hour to fit their means. I’ll still be happy to answer any questions anyone wants to ask, I just saw something that said you need to do this when things die down etc. appreciate the nurses and doctors and staff like family wherever you are. Hopefully it’ll get better!