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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital celebrated its 100th anniversary at the newly completed St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Buangkok)
St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Buangkok) commenced operations
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.
St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Henderson) commenced operations
St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Queenstown) commenced operations
St. Andrew’s Senior Care Centre (Henderson) commenced operations
St. Andrew’s Senior Care Centre (Queenstown) commenced operations
St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Henderson) official opening
St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Queenstown) official opening
In February 2019, SACS started operating a Ministry of Health Build-Own-Lease nursing home at Taman Jurong.
St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Taman Jurong) commenced operations
St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Taman Jurong) official opening
In 2021, St. John’s – St. Margaret’s (SJSM) Nursing Home received its first resident. Being the fifth nursing home under SAMH, it is a community initiative of SJSM Church and operated in partnership with SAMH to further serve the needs of Singapore’s ageing population.
St. John’s – St. Margaret’s Nursing Home commenced operations
St. Andrew’s Senior Care (Dover) commenced operations
St. John’s – St. Margaret’s Nursing Home & St. Andrew’s Senior Care official (Dover) opening