Could kids work at hospital???

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Well we have very mixed opinions on this because there is good and bad sides so here is what we think.

Well as as we know it is winter and we have flus and viruses spreading around so maybe it would be good if we have more people working at the NHS. Obviously the children who have got chosen to work there will have to be very talented if they were doing operations. Although there is a lot of doctors and nurses just helping out surely kids could do this and then we will have more adults doing medical things and it will help us a lot more.

On on the other hand I could not assure you that it would be safe. We all know that kids run around and get in the way of things so maybe it is not the best idea. For example if some one was rushed into hospital the kid could be in the way and the nurse might not be quick enough. This could result in serious injurys.

Right now now the age limit is 16 which again is a reasonable age because when you are 16 you leave school but surely teens over 12 could come and help by doing paper work or getting equipment that will be needed or even just doing some cleaning because the NHS needs to be a clean and healthy place. But I do agree that kids should not be allowed to do operations as they are definitely too young.

But what do you think??? This is my opinion but what is yours?

Comment down below what you think, thankyou

by genius_chocolate

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy openminded_llama | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
    10 Mar 2020

    I think that we need to let young people be hired at a younger age such as 14 so people can get responsibility at a younger age

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  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_dusk | John Ray Junior School
    10 Mar 2020

    I think that children should be able to work at hospitals, however they SHOULD NOT be allowed in operation rooms or to do anything medical related. Kids over twelve may be able to work at the front desk by welcoming patients and answering phone calls. In addition to this, they could also take cups of teas and coffee to doctors and nurses to relieve the medics’ stress. Lastly, for permanent residents at the hospitals, they could entertain them (especially the elderly) by telling them about their day, reading to them, playing board games etc. In conclusion, I think it would be a good idea for minor tasks but not for actual medical jobs as doctors and medical staff have to go through a hard, gruelling medic school to get their current positions.

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  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_duck | John Ray Junior School
    10 Mar 2020

    i think children should be able to work hospital however i think they should answer phone calls and work at the shops in the hospital and the cafe . i think overs 12s should work at the desk and do no medical related stuff

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  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg active_mouse | John Ray Junior School
    10 Mar 2020

    In my opinion,I think that children should be able to work at hospitals because they can make coffees and drinks to the patients and doctors. They can also answer calls and children can also entertain the patients especially elders as some elders don’t usually have visitors and enjoy seeing children. However, children can cause trouble and shouldn’t be allowed in operation rooms. Also children under 13 might not take stuff seriously and start being silly. In conclusion I think that children over the age 13 should be allowed to work at certain jobs and certain thing.

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  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg modest_donkey | John Ray Junior School
    10 Mar 2020

    I think that children should be able to work at hospitals as they would gain experience for when they need a job.
    For example, children should be allowed to work at the reception desk answering phone calls and welcoming the patients but should not be allowed to operate or give medication as they could give too much or not enough medicine. They could also work in the cafes or serve tea and coffee to immobile patients. In addition, they could entertain the patients, especially the ones who do not have visitors and could do with some company.
    In conclusion, I believe that children OVER 12 should be allowed to work in a hospital as they are old enough to be trusted for certain jobs.
    Modest_donkey

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      modest_donkey's comment 10 Mar 2020

      These sound like sensible suggestions!

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy strong_photograph | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
    10 Mar 2020

    Really it depends on what age we are talking about, as well as what roles they would be given.
    Often below the age of 18 are seen as very immature and may often not understand the complex of major roles.
    however if we are talking about porters these may be roles children could excel in seen as they are often friendly, bright and would always entertain those less seriously injured.
    There will also be negatives to any role as there are some things no child should ever see,
    Such as showing the world in its true distasteful colour so early on, ruining the joyous vibrant planet children see in which magical realities may occur.
    one of the things that makes us kids are the ability to see the world in our own way not having it distorted by others opinions and believing anything is within our reach if we had roles in a hospital would this all change?
    If we bring this into account we will also have to bring in the vote and age to join the military, if we look in the bigger picture are these much different, in a hospital workers of even the most minor roles can see life changing negatively impacting injuries. For children these sights would be hundred times worse.
    Overall I believe children should not work in hospitals even in the most minor roles for their own benefit and safety. Kids should remain kids for as long as possible and enjoy the most of their innocence.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      strong_photograph's comment 10 Mar 2020

      An open-minded answer. Well done!

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    11 Mar 2020

    Thank you for writing this post,
    Personally, I think that children should not be allowed to work in hospitals, escpecially if they are under the age of 16. I think this because you leave school at a certain age for a reason. We learn lots of things whilst in school, and all of those things are to help us in the future. You said that teens over 12 should be hired to do paperwork or cleaning to help out, but do you think that is the best idea? As far as I am aware, if you are 12 you are most likely to have just started high school, so you are most likely to not be aware of most things you will learn in the future.
    Paper work can be very hard, it could contain patients information or medicine treatments for them. To give this to a child who has just started high school wouldn’t be that great. You also said cleaning, but this usually contains things like bleach, and permission around the hospital. I think this would be a bit so good idea.
    On the other hand you could hire more people if the children are really good.
    entertaining_strawberry

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School energetic_aspect | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    12 Mar 2020

    no we will just kill people and not save them because ware kids and just want to play...

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  • Hammond School logo friendly_twilight | Hammond Junior School A
    13 Mar 2020

    No because kids will just do something wrong and maybe kill the patient

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg shy_desert | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    13 Mar 2020

    I agree because it said children but what age you could be 4 or something and most of all we probably wouldn't know how to use the tools you would need or what medicine the patient would need to cure them.Comment ''Kids should not work at hospitals.'' 👍👍👍😊😊

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg focused_panther | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    13 Mar 2020

    I think that young children shouldn't work at the hospital for many reasons. One of them is because they haven't had proper training at a proper Universities; they wouldn't take them at there age anyway. I also think that at such young age, they shouldn't experience people in so much pain and the sadness it can make. Of course the big dreamers can be a lifesaving doctor if they want to be.
    Please reply back.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg positive_reflection | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    13 Mar 2020

    I think it would be incredible! Having little doctors to check up on you.Yet I dont think they should do surgery or any thing to do with the body since they are still kids.But I will be amazed if that happend .They would be such intelligent and trained kids!

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg authentic_chocolate | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    13 Mar 2020

    children aren't Aloud to work at hospitals because there to young to look after ill people and they can't give them the attention and care they need because they can't afford the money .

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  • Moreland logo smart_nation | Moreland Primary School
    13 Mar 2020

    I do not think that children should work at the NHS because of the following reasons:
    #1 Children are not allowed to work,
    #2 Children do not have the responsibility
    #3 The technology that is used can NOT be trusted with kids.

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  • Halsnead logo affable_ocean | Halsnead Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    I do not think that children should work at the NHS

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_imagination | Bruntcliffe Academy
    16 Mar 2020

    In my opinion I think that in different circumstances they could work there.
    I think people should let kids work in the hospital but only for one certain job and that would be to help other children that are upset as they are also Kids so they know what would be best for the kids and they can play their favourite games with other children instead of adults as it is probably better for the children and the treatment. This shows that children could work in the NHS. If they worked in the UK they could get the minimum wage which is £8.21.
    I got the figures from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48445674.

    Other people would disagree because they couldn’t do surgery or any other jobs so what’s the point of having them to work as its only one job. They could also argue because children are the main carrier of germs as they don’t wash their hands probably and they mix with other children. This shows that children couldn’t work in hospitals.

    I think the strongest argument is against because they could only do one job so there’s not really much of a point working there.

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  • Brompton Westbrook logo ethical_lake | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    I guess they could if they were well trained you know what I mean because adults are probably more trained than children because adults are more experienced

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School reliable_fig | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    30 Mar 2020

    If children were to work at a hospital there are a variety of different jobs there to do. For example, cleaning. I think if a child were to clean their bedroom then they probably wouldn't do a very good job, but if they were to clean different parts of a hospital I think they would do a better job because their parents aren't there to tell them off, instead they could have the manager tell them off for not cleaning very well, also they would have in mind that it is for other people's health. Another idea is that a child can be an assistant nurse (maybe not for surgery though) which is where they pass all the items the nurse needs to attend to a patient also they can get the medication the nurse needs to give to the patient. On one hand some people might think that it is not a good idea to have children work at a hospital because they might not think it is very hygenic purely because if a child sneezes they are less likely to cover their mouth and an adult might not want a child to help attend to their body. On the other hand people might think it is a good idea to have kids work at a hospital because kids can sometimes be very helpful and they can get things quickly for the nurses, also they can help the nurses even more by collecting the patients from the waiting room. Also I think children bring happiness and joy and this might be needed in hospital when people get lonely and fed up, mental health is also important too !
    thanks for reading,
    reliable_fig

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