The core objective of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is to advocate for the attainment of service standards of a Baby-Friendly Hospital in all health facilities with maternity services. Hong Kong hospitals that wish to become Baby-Friendly can refer to “Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation in Hong Kong (Apr 2020 updated)“.
In Hong Kong, maternity units in hospitals and Maternal and Child Health Centres (MCHCs) provide the continuum of care that supports mothers to feed their babies optimally. As an extension of BFHI, we are including Maternal and Child Health Centres in our designation programme. Please refer to “Baby-Friendly Maternal and Child Health Centres in Hong Kong (Apr 2020 updated)” for information.
For enquiries, please email email@example.com or call us at 2591 0782. We are also happy to meet interested parties in person to further explain how to be designated as a Baby-Friendly health facility in Hong Kong.
There are 5 stages to achieve Full accreditation: Registration of Intent, Certificate of Commitment, Award of Level 1 Participation, Award of Level 2 Participation and Award of Baby-Friendly Hospital (BFH) / Maternal and Child Health Centre (MCHC). BFHs/ MCHCs need to apply for revalidation every 3 years.
For the dates of each Hospital or MCHC achieving the different levels, please click here.
Hospitals in BFHI programme:
|Name of Hospital||Level of Designation achieved||Date|
|Queen Elizabeth Hospital||Award of Baby-Friendly Hospital||May 2016|
|Revalidation of Baby-Friendly Hospital||August 2019|
|Queen Mary Hospital||Award of Baby-Friendly Hospital||January 2018|
|Revalidation of Baby-Friendly Hospital||July 2021|
|Prince of Wales Hospital||Award of Baby-Friendly Hospital||July 2019|
|Kwong Wah Hospital||Award of Baby-Friendly Hospital||November 2021|
|Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital||Award of Baby-Friendly Hospital||November 2021|
|Tuen Mun Hospital||Award of Baby-Friendly Hospital||December 2021|
|Princess Margaret Hospital||Award of Baby-Friendly Hospital||August 2022|
|United Christian Hospital||Award of Level 2 Participation||July 2022|
|Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital||Award of Level 1 Participation||January 2022|
Maternal and Child Health Centres in BFHI programme:
|Maternal and Child Health Centre||Level of Designation achieved||Date|
|Kowloon City MCHC||
|Sai Ying Pun MCHC||August 2022|
|Yaumatei MCHC||August 2022|
|Lam Tin MCHC||Certificate of Commitment||August 2021|
|Ma On Shan MCHC||August 2021|
|North Kwai Chung MCHC||August 2021|
|Sai Wan Ho MCHC||August 2021|
|Tin Shui Wai MCHC||August 2021|