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PORTER. The name of an ancient English officer who bore or carried a rod before the justices. The door-keeper of the English parliament also bears this name.
     2. One who is employed as a common carrier to carry goods from one place to another in the same town, is also called a porter. Such person is in general answerable as a common carrier. Story, Bailm. Sec. 496.

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The final tally included: GP (1); medical photographer (1); occupational therapist (1); psychologist (1); orthotics specialist (1); patient transport (2); matrons (2); paramedics (3); plastercast fitters (3); ambulance drivers (3); consultants (4); doctors (5); sisters (5); physiotherapists (7); hospital porters (15); radiographers (15); nurses (17); healthcare assist-t ants (20).
IF YOU are a hospital porter or cook with ideas for Frank Dobson, or would like to join his task force, write to: TASK FORCE, The People, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP.
But we want our pay scales to be fair and on a par with the rest of Scotland's hospital porters.
As a Catholic, am I not supposed to care or be affected by the fact that hospital porters and cleaners have seen more of my bare bum recently (I had to go in for some tests) than my husband?
Now, union chiefs representing laundry and catering staff, as well as hospital porters, say they are still receiving queries about pay following the introduction of the Agenda for Change pay structure.
Two hospital porters have been sacked after a dead baby was left in a basement overnight instead of being taken to a mortuary.
SPECIAL babies in Coventry and Warwickshire are receiving extra care thanks to the work of hospital porters.
Hospital porters have been played on screen by stars like Robson Green in the BBC drama Casualty and Jeremy Edwards in Holby City.
Seven of the hospital porters took part in a sponsored head shave to help raise awareness and funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
How many cleaners, hospital porters, call centre workers or electricians do you think could afford smart lawyers to put forward the same excuse?
In Wales, the mean gross average pay for full-time managers and senior officials is pounds 32,954 while the gross average pay for full-time lowest grade occupations like cleaners, bar staff, security guards, labourers and hospital porters is pounds 15,156

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