M&S is expanding its range within Warrington Hospital to ensure key workers in the NHS have access to fresh food and essentials.

The company has increased the size of daily deliveries to ensure core basics, including milk, bread and eggs, are available, and stock is replenished throughout the day.

Changes within the M&S hospital store include receiving more personal care items such as toothpaste, toilet roll and sanitary items.

The food range has also been substantially expanded to include meat and fish, with staples like salmon, chicken and mince introduced, along with fresh produce.

A wider range of prepared meals are also available, the majority of which can be frozen, so NHS workers can now stock-up on M&S favourites like chicken tikka masala, macaroni cheese and beef lasagne.

M&S will also continue to provide breakfast and lunchtime options, along with hot drinks, including coffee machines throughout the hospital.

Lisa Rogers, head of region for M&S Manchester and Cheshire, said: “We are fully committed to supporting our fantastic NHS workers to ensure they have access to essential food and supplies whilst caring for our communities.

"We’ve had incredibly positive feedback from M&S hospital stores to date, highlighting that they are well stocked, and that our colleagues continue to go above and beyond to help in these challenging times.

"We will be constantly monitoring stock and demand in each store to ensure they are fully prepared to support our frontline workers.”

Extra special measures have been implemented to help keep customers and colleagues well, in support of the government’s efforts to protect the NHS and save lives, including additional social distancing measures for colleagues.

To help make sure everyone can shop for the food they need, M&S has reserved the first hour of trading across all its Foodhalls for older and vulnerable customers, and for NHS and emergency workers, along with social and health carers.