The past month has seen a dramatic shift in operations for health care workers across the country to answer the influx in COVID-19 cases.
At Bathurst Base Hospital, the story is no different, with doctors, registered nurses and various other staff members working tirelessly to slow the spread of the virus.
Bathurst registered nurse Kane Horan said the changes in operations at the hospital have been interesting to witness.
"We've been educating ourselves as much as possible to ensure we're all prepared should COVID-19 take a turn for the worse," Mr Horan said.
"It's such an unpredictable situation, but staff are meeting the challenge with plenty of enthusiasm."
Mr Horan said staff members are sticking to strict precautions to safeguard the health and wellbeing of patients and staff.
"We're wearing masks and gloves while working in close proximity of patients to offer them peace of mind and ensure their safety," he said.
"Everyone's coping really well with the changes considering the unprecedented nature of this situation."
Mr Horan said the last month has been an intriguing learning curve in his role, and has applauded how hospital staff have supported each other.
"The fear of an uncertain and ever-changing situation can be quite scary for most people, but the employees have banded together to ensure everyone is on the same page," he said.
Mr Horan said it's essential for residents to maintain social distancing and stay home as much as possible.
"We all have to do our bit to prevent further contamination," he said.