05 April 2013
Ex-hospital porter seeking unfair dismissal damages
An NHS trust in the north of England is facing a claim for unfair dismissal from a former hospital porter.
The unnamed 46-year-old is taking legal action against the City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust after leaving his job at Sunderland Royal Hospital last December, the Sunderland Echo reports.
According to the man - who started working at the institution in 2009 - he was continually asked to transport and change oxygen cylinders on beds and incubators, even though he had not received any training on how to do so safely.
In his employment tribunal, the professional said he asked bosses for official guidance several times but was never given any advice, meaning he was constantly anxious about making a potentially-fatal error.
"My biggest fear was changing them in the neonatal department … I would go home from work and be lying in my bed wondering if I’d changed the bottles properly," he told the news source.
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Posted by Francesca Witney
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