Why did we take part?

Picture: Label1

This was a great opportunity for the award-winning producers of Hospital to work with the Royal Free London, a world-leading centre for infectious diseases, to document the biggest challenge ever faced by the NHS.

We wanted to celebrate the incredible work of NHS staff whilst also providing an important message about the virus’ impact on our services and the role the public can play in helping the nation stay safe and recover.

The Royal Free London (in consultation with NHS England), producers Label1, and the BBC took the decision that there was great public interest value in making the programmes, to inform the public of the situation on the ground in hospitals amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.