Meet the NHS support workers who are helping to keep our hospitals running throughout the Coronavirus crisis

Many NHS cleaners, porters, chefs, admin staff and many more are working alongside our doctors and nurses to make sure we're safe and well during these difficult times.

Hayley Thatcher is a cleaner at the Royal United Hospitals in Bath. She has only been working there for three months but now she's been thrust into the centre of the fight against a global pandemic. Her work ensures the hospital can keep functioning.

Play Assistant, Alex Ray, works at the Bristol Children's Hospital. Although wearing full protective clothing has presented new challenges to his role, he is still inventing ways to help young patients in their new surroundings.

Alex is inventing different ways to entertain young patients while they are in hospital. Credit: Bristol Children's Hospital

Ariel runs the the cafe at Torbay Hospital. He is a well known face behind the counter. He says his focus during this crisis is to keep staff's spirits, and energy levels, high. But more importantly, he's still smiling.

Ariel in the cafe at Torbay Hospital. Credit: ITV News

At Bristol Royal Infirmary, porters help transport the people who live and also those who die. Christopher Pope says both are treated with the utmost respect.

Porters at Bristol Royal Infirmary are responsible for transporting patients. Credit: ITV News

In the everyday balance of life and death, it's often the people you don't think of - who help make all the difference.