Our Milestones

St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH) and Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS), community service arms of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore, are pioneering providers of the health and social care services in Singapore.

With a “commitment to serve” guiding their mission, the services of SAMH and SACS have evolved from caring for women to children, to orthopaedic care, elderly care, autism services, psychiatric care and counselling. Today, SAMH and SACS together provide integrated social and health services for over 20,000 people annually.

1909

The Anglican Church of Singapore has sought the welfare of the community since its inception as a Diocese in 1909.

Throughout its history, the heart of its ministry has been geared towards providing holistic care for people, through meeting their spiritual, physical and psychological needs.

1913

The St. Andrew’s Medical Mission was founded by Dr. Charlotte Ferguson-Davie, a medical doctor and wife of the first Bishop of Singapore, who opend a small dispensary on Bencoolen Street on St. Luke’s Day, 18 October 1913. This marked the beginning of the Anglican community services in Singapore.

1967

Singapore Anglican Welfare Council – SAWC (now known as Singapore Anglican Community Services) was inaugurated to minister to and to carry out community services and welfare work, amongst the elderly, the poor, the destitute and the aged sick.

2013

Combining the expertise of SAMH in community health with the psychiatric rehabilitation experience of SACS, the collaboration between SAMH and SACS gave birth to St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Buangkok).

18 Oct

St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary at the newly completed St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Buangkok)

25 Nov

St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Buangkok) commenced operations

2017

In 2017, SAMH and SACS strengthened their mission in caring for Singapore’s ageing population with the opening of St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (SANH) at Henderson and Queenstown, and  St. Andrew’s Senior Care at Henderson and Queenstown.

13 Feb

St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Henderson) commenced operations

17 Apr

St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Queenstown) commenced operations

29 May

St. Andrew’s Senior Care Centre (Henderson) commenced operations

13 Nov

St. Andrew’s Senior Care Centre (Queenstown) commenced operations

2018

27 Feb

St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Henderson) official opening

25 May

St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Queenstown) official opening

2019

In Ferbruary 2019, SACS started operating a Ministry of Health Build-Own-Lease nursing home at Taman Jurong. Another new nursing home at Dover Avenue, an initiative of St. John’s – St. Margaret’s Church, in collaboration with SAMH, is expected to be operational in late 2020. Combining all our five nursing homes (Buangkok, Henderson, Queenstown, Taman Jurong and Dover), SAMH and SACS will be providing a total capacity of over 1,400 beds and 160 day places.