Friends Shop and Café

Currently the MK Friends Shop is only open to NHS Staff. We apologise for any inconvenience to both patients and visitors but we need to make the running of the shop manageable in line with government and NHS guidelines. Patients are able to purchase items and get them delivered to the wards using our online shop. Go to friendsshop.co.uk for further information or to place an order. 

For NHS staff the opening hours for the MK Friends shop will be:

Monday - Friday: 8am to 4pm

Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am to 4pm

Please note that you will need your ID badge to enter and sanitise your hands on entry and exit.

Thank you for your patience.

Friends of Milton Keynes Hospital & Community has been serving and supplying drinks, food and many other items since 1985. All the profits from the shop go to help support patients in the hospital and the local community.

What You Can Find in MK Friends Shop:
 

A wide range of items from freshly prepared hot and cold food as well as hot and cold drinks. Range of confectionery, toiletries, gifts, cards, newspapers, magazines and many other items.

We are here to help so if you can’t see it then just ask one of our friendly volunteers or staff.

 

We have a 5-star Food Hygiene Certificate.

Current Opening Hours

Current Opening Hours

The shop is open 364 days a year
 

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 -16:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 9:30-16:00
  • Bank Holidays 9.30-16:00
  • Christmas Day & Boxing Day 10:00-14:30

Where We Are

Where We Are

We are situated on level 1 in the blue zone between the garden and the hospital restaurant.

We purchased all the furniture for the restaurant and most furniture in the garden so sit in either area and enjoy your food.

Freshly Prepared Cold Food

Freshly Prepared Cold Food

We have fresh deliveries daily from family bakers.
 

  • Our staff freshly prepare all the sandwiches, baguettes, rolls and wraps every day so they are always fresh. If you can’t find it and we have the ingredients we will make it for you.
  • We make salads to order and you will find a range of pasta salads.
  • The iced buns are very popular!
  • All packaging used is fully biodegradable, made from vegetative plant material

Freshly Prepared Hot Food

Freshly Prepared Hot Food

All our hot food is freshly made to order.
 

  • We are well known for probably the best bacon and sausage sandwiches around. Just ask anyone who has had one, they always come back for more
  • We do a range of hot sandwiches and toasties, paninis and pies
  • Delicious freshly made omelettes
  • Toast & Butter; beans on toast; toasted teacakes
  • All the eggs we use are free-range from the local producer in Mursley

Hot Drinks

Hot Drinks

We serve hot drinks at affordable prices:
 

  • Tea including speciality tea from 90p
  • Bean to Cup Coffee from £1.10
  • Hot Chocolate from £1.10

Other Items We Sell

Other Items We Sell

Here are just a few items we stock:
 

  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Stationery, pens, crayons
  • Toys, balloons & cards
  • Toiletries; clothing such as nightwear & underwear
  • Confectionery & ice-cream
  • Biscuits, cakes & snacks
  • Cold drinks
  • Milk, yoghurts, jelly
  • Chilled snacks such as pies & meat

One-Off Donations

Your support will help MK Friends fund more items for Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Over 40 Years of Supporting Patient Care in Milton Keynes
In 2019, MK Friends celebrated their 40th Anniversary. Read about MK Friends History