A MasterChef winner has visited Watford General Hospital to deliver hot meals to her colleagues.

Dr. Saliha Mahmood Ahmad, who works at the hospital on Vicarage Road said she went to visit while on maternity leave to serve key workers food and offer them support.

She won the BBC TV show in 2017 and is now working with non-profit organisation, One Million Meals, who arranged the food to be made for the healthcare workers.

Dr Saliha said donating hot meals is a big way to keep NHS staff going through the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: "They are working through long gruelling shifts, often without much of a break or a very little one.

"They don't expect it but these gifts keep their energies high while doing the most important job under pressing circumstances."

One Million Meals was launched to deliver free and nutritious food to essential workers including medical professionals, police, firefighters and school staff through the crisis.

Volunteers identify demands within essential workplaces and then arrange deliveries from restaurants. It has so far helped more than 200 locations across the country.

To find out more information or to donate go to onemillionmeals.uk .