Bosses at Torbay Hospital, where new visiting restrictions have been introduced, say they've been "blown away by the kindness that’s been shown to our staff at this very challenging time."
A spokesperson said: "The community spirit has really been shining through and we thank you all so much for your support.
"We have seen an influx of people donating items to the Hospital and we really do appreciate everyone’s kindness and generosity.
"However, for the time being, please do not bring food donations or any other items to our hospitals.
"We will let you know if we have any specific asks over the coming weeks with items that would be helpful to be donated.
"Whilst we really appreciate your kindness and offers of donations, we’re currently focussing all of our efforts on our frontline response and are unable to process, hold and distribute these donations – especially the food.
"We would therefore kindly ask that you please redirect your kindness of food donations to your local food bank where they will be really gratefully received.