NEW UPGRADES FOR MILK BANK IN KIMBERLEY
The milk bank facility at the Kimberley Hospital recently underwent a much-needed upgrade. The upgrade was made possible by the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) in partnership with Discovery. The milk bank has been serving the community for ten years. To date, more than 5 000 litres of donated breastmilk have been distributed to premature infants. The new upgrades will allow the facility to continue to serve thousands of infants and their mothers in the Northern Cape. Over the last ten years, this pioneering milk bank has facilitated more than a half a million feeds. Upgrades to the facility include the installation of an air purification system, new cupboards, fittings, basins, and other necessary equipment to ensure that the milk bank meets with all regulations and requirements for sustainable human milk banking.