Laundry and linen services is a key service within NHSScotland in terms of patient comfort and hygiene and minimising the risk of infection.
My name is Jennifer. I'm a Laundry assistant in Hillington Industrial Estate and I work for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
I bring good communication skills, good social skills, time keeping skills and also practical skills, which are needed in the many different aspects of the laundry.
What I like about my work in here is the diversity in here. There's many different cultures and nationalities. It's great to learn about different cultures, about different countries, their lives. For example, Polish people celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. We find out many different things.
I feel my job as a Laundry assistant is important as I don't feel the hospitals would be able to function properly without it. For example, if a patient is brought in to A & E without pyjamas, the pyjamas have already been laundered and sent to the nursing staff, ready for the patient.
I enjoy working on one of the ironing folders. There's always a group of us instead of individually and we have a good laugh together. I feel that working with these people makes my day.