[holding answer 12 November 2007]: The following NHS hospitals store mother’s milk.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital
Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust
Princess Royal University Hospital
Medway Maritime Hospital
Birmingham Women’s Health Care NHS Trust
King’s College Hospital
John Radcliffe Hospital
Princess Anne Hospital
Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust
St. George’s Hospital
Countess of Chester Hospital
Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Information on the cost of storage and collection is not collected centrally. Decisions on whether or not to form a storage bank are made locally. The United Kingdom (UK) Association of Milk Banks (UKAMB) has produced “Guidelines for the establishment and operation of Human Milk Banks” in the UK which should be taken into account in any discussions. The UKAMB exists to provide a forum for the exchange of information about milk banking. It also recommends standards for the practice of milk banking.