“Forth Valley Royal” to be the first UK hospital to employ robot workers

Scotland’s Forth Valley Royal Hospital will become the first hospital in the United Kingdom to use robots to carry out daily tasks.

It will make use of state-of-the-art robots to deliver food and dispense drugs. They will also be use to remove clinical waste and dirty linen.

The new £300 million Scottish hospital which is situated in Larbert, Stirlingshire, is scheduled to open in August.

Commenting on the topic, NHS Forth Valley spokesperson Elspeth Campbell said, “We know they work well in other hospitals elsewhere in the world. While it is new, we aren't nervous because we know it is a system that works well.”

The robots will be split into two sections- one for accomplishing clean tasks and the other for dirty tasks.

Robots will be fitted with laser beams and motion sensors. Members of the human staff will be able to call up the robot using a hand-held personal digital assistant system.