As set out in the Chief Executive's 2018 Policy Address, we fully understand the worries and anxieties of parents who may encounter difficulties in arranging proper burial or cremation of their abortuses (of less than 24 weeks' gestation). In this connection, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and the Hospital Authority have already implemented various administrative measures to facilitate the handling of abortuses. The Government is examining proposals to further improve such arrangements in a holistic manner, including provision of facilities.
To this end, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has commissioned its first facility for keeping Abortuses at Wo Hop Shek, Fanling since 11 April 2019. The facility named “Garden of Forever Love” symbolises the long-lasting care and love of parents, society and the Government. In a scenic and serene setting, the garden provides about 300 keeping spaces, with a stand for offering flowers, a board for placing best wishes cards and a wall for mounting commemorative plaques. The service is free of charge. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Cemeteries and Crematoria Section
10 April 2019