Coronavirus: Behind the front line at Winchester hospital
They are in close contact with Covid-19 patients, both in life and in death, but they are not medical staff.
Thousands of hospital porters, cleaners, caterers and admin staff are playing a vital role in keeping the NHS running.
Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester invited the BBC to meet the support staff working during the coronavirus crisis.
A film by Alastair Fee and Nikki Mitchell
This story was filmed using safe social distancing techniques. The BBC donated PPE to the hospital to replace those used during filming.
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