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Behind the scenes at Musgrove Park Hospital

As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday ITV West Country is celebrating the achievements of the health service and the people who work in it.

In order to function, the NHS relies on a vast army of workers, particularly in hospitals.

Many of these people have little direct contact with patients, but without them, the health service couldn't do its job.

Have a look behind the scenes at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton to meet the NHS's unsung heroes.

  • Video reports from Health Reporter Caron Bell

In the first part meet the security guards, see how bedsheets and food reach patients then find out who answers your phone calls:

In the second part of ITV West Country's feature, see how patients get around the building, meet the cleaners who maintain a safe environment, visit the mail room and meet the volunteers who give up their time for others: