The NHS has never known a time like this - it is history in the making.
Staff are working tirelessly to save lives while risking their own and putting themselves in harm's way.
But what is the reality for doctors and nurses on the hospital frontlines across the south west?
Here they give us an insight in their own words.
Constant washing in intensive care is the new normal
Layers of PPE are hot and exhausting
Student nurses are learning on the job
Communication with bereaved families has changed