A host of volunteers are helping to keep things running smoothly at Torbay Hospital.

From St John Ambulance Volunteers helping to run Covid assessment pods at the front door, to volunteers manning special PPE distribution centres within the hospital.

As many patients are unable to have visitors, the Hospital Radio service is being a bedside friend to many - even though the presenters are having to work from home.

Torbay Hospital Radio presenter Paul Harding is working from home. Credit: Paul Harding

One of the volunteers, Michael Hawley has a special reason for offering his services.

My mum was here, three times on and off, I wanted to give something back. So when they needed help, I was quite happy to come back.

Michael Hawley