Robots automating NHS Hospitals could save the National Health Service a lot of money over the long term.
Since April 2020, I have worked part-time in an NHS hospital, initially as part of the Deep Clean Team, and most recently as a Housekeeper.
This has given me a privileged insight into current NHS hospital operations.
Firstly I should point out that there is a human cost to automating the NHS, in terms of Jobs.
Automation of industrial processes is already rapidly underway, and accelerating in this Covid world.
Whilst it is inevitable that jobs will be lost due to automation and robotics, there is also a more positive side.
The positive side is that new jobs will undoubtedly be created to replace the lost jobs.
There is indeed scope for optimism.
If you doubt my optimism, then think back to the jobs of years ago.
There are, for example, few telephone switchboard operators in the world anymore, as they were replaced by automatic systems to route calls to the desired location.
to be continued..