We are delighted that the Kent Donor Milk Hub is now operational!
Based at Darent Valley Hospital, this innovation is enabling hospitals across Kent that care for tiny premature babies to access donor milk more quickly. The bloodbike volunteers of SERV Kent and SERV Herts and Beds are also able to save many road miles each month, and vital time in getting milk to hospitals.
Coming later this year, a separate hub will make donor milk available for families in the community, and to support local mums who would like to donate milk their baby will not need.
We are all so grateful to the team at the hospital who made sure this happened, even while coping with the pressures of the pandemic. And to the Alexa Trust, an amazing charity working to improve the care of newborn infants across Kent, who so generously funded this work. Thank you!