Harrowing footage inside an intensive care unit reveals the extent of the ...

Shocking footage from an intensive care unit has revealed the extent of the coronavirus crisis and the strain it is piling on the NHS. 

Emotional doctors and nurses were seen struggling at London's University College Hospital while caring for the growing amount of coronavirus patients. 

Operating theatres and some paediatric rooms have even been converted into intensive care units to deal with the ever-growing number of patients. 

The harrowing footage comes on the same day Britain breached 1,000 Covid-related deaths since the virus's peak in April.

Emotional doctors and nurses were seen struggling at London's University College Hospital while caring for the growing amount of coronavirus patients

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Emotional doctors and nurses were seen struggling at London's University College Hospital while caring for the growing amount of coronavirus patients

Department of Health figures revealed that a whopping 1,041 people have died as a result of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. 

Footage filmed by the BBC showed the alarming reality on hospital wards. 

One patient, Attila, 67, opened up about the trauma of suffering from the virus. 

He said: 'It knocked me out. I didn't think I would make it. There is no oxygen around. It's very frightening.'   

A doctor went on to explain that if the hospital is forced to keep increasing its capacity at this rate it will only be able to last another week before it cannot provide intensive health care to all patients. 

One patient, Attila, 67, opened up about the trauma of suffering from the virus. He said: 'It knocked me out. I didn't think I would make it. There is no oxygen around. It's very frightening'

One patient, Attila, 67, opened up about the trauma of suffering from the virus. He said: 'It knocked me out. I didn't think I would make it. There is no oxygen around. It's very frightening'

One nurse, Ashleigh, revealed that they are being forced to prioritise their care which will inevitably lead to a lower standard of care

One nurse, Ashleigh, revealed that they are being forced to prioritise their care which will inevitably lead to a lower standard of care

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Numerous hospital workers are needed to care for just one coronavirus patient that is on a ventilator. 

Nine members of staff are needed to flip ventilator patients twice a day in order to help improve their airflow.  

And hospital workers are not only bearing the physical brunt of the coronavirus crisis. 

Many have been left emotionally drained by the appalling things they have seen. 

One nurse said: 'My emotions are all over the place. I'm scared, sad and worried.' 

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