Pret A Manger interior

Pret A Manger will open the doors to its first hospital location next month, in Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

Due to open in early June, the fit-out is well under way at the new site, located in the atrium retail outlets of the west wing of the hospital.

The new outlet - Pret’s third shop in Oxford - will create up to 22 new jobs, which the company is currently recruiting for.

The new offering is a result of support services provider Carillion, supported by RMW Knight, identifying the opportunity for a high street retail presence in the hospital.

A spokesperson for Pret said: “Our focus on fresh, quality food has been a fundamental part of the Pret recipe since our first shop opened nearly 30 years ago, and we are pleased to be able to offer this within a hospital for the first time.

“The new shop menu will offer a wide range of nutritious salads, sandwiches and wraps, through to hearty hot food, and the occasional pick-me-up treat. As with our existing shops, we’re proud to have a large on-site kitchen in our premises at the John Radcliffe, which will enable us to deliver the highest quality products with the fast and friendly service that Pret is known for.”