STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

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Robots taking over the NHS – Over 80 robots are used in hospitals across Scotland

Machines are taking over the Scottish NHS, according to new figures on the number of robots being used in hospitals. At least 84 robots are now in service in hospitals across Scotland, completing tasks ranging from dispensing drugs to ferrying linen. One health board said that despite installation and maintenance costs, the robots had helped deliver savings of more than £750,000. And while human jobs have been lost, managers insist staff were deployed to areas where a human touch was still appreciated.

NHS Forth Valley is leading the way with a grand total of 40 robots introduced since 2010. Management have spent at least £130,000 on 13 automated guidance vehicles (AGVs) – robots that move waste and linen and transfer food trolleys to wards.

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https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/491087/undefined-headline-766/?

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Over 80 robots, many like these, are now in use in hospitals across Scotland

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