Nursing shortages: Helper robots are being deployed to ease the burden on overworked hospital staff

Amid historic strikes and a vacancy rate of almost 10 per cent in the country’s healthcare sector, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is looking into deploying helper robots at the country’s hospitals to help ease the burden on staff. According to Joe Harrison, Chief Executive of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, pharmacy technicians and runners at his hospital make about 30,000 steps a day within the facility. The hospital is now testing out a helper bot to delegate chores, such as medicine delivery. This smart toilet analyses your urine to give you health tips and e…

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