WHO WE ARE
In 1913, Dr. Charlotte Ferguson-Davie, wife of the first Bishop of Singapore, had a mission: to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of those most neglected in society – women and children. A humble dispensary was set up at Bencoolen Street for this purpose. This marked the start of a long and illustrious journey of the St. Andrew’s Medical Mission. The humble dispensary grew into the full-fledged St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital in 1923.
St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH) was incorporated under an Act of Parliament: The St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital Ordinance in 1934. The Ordinance states the objects of SAMH, the composition of the membership and the Board of Management, as well as the conduct of the General Meetings of the Corporation.
The legal name is St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital with the registration number (UEN) T08CC3017C and registered address at 8 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529895. In addition, SAMH is an exempt charity with the Office of the Commissioner of Charities. It is also accorded the Institution of Public Character (IPC) status by the Sector Administrator, Ministry of Health. As an IPC, it is governed by the Charities Act’s IPC Regulations. The status and information of the organisation are reflected on the website of Charity Portal: https://www.charities.gov.sg/.
Since its inception, the hospital purposed to serve all regardless of race, religion and socio-economic status.
SAMH is the corporate headquarter which oversees these services:
To be a light in society, relieving suffering and enriching lives with the love of Christ.
To provide holistic care and healing to the underserved and disadvantaged by ministering to their physical, mental, social and special needs based on Christian values.
Our Values (L.I.G.H.T.)
Love: We care for those in need with love and compassion, following the example of Christ.
Integrity: We commit to the highest moral and ethical standards in word and deed.
Growth: We increase in passion and professionalism, continuously learning and innovating.
Honour: We accord due respect and dignity to every human being as created by God.
Teamwork: We work together in an environment of trust, collaboration, and mutual support.
The work of St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital is partially funded by government grants and subsidies. Donations go towards sustaining and keeping our services accessible at an affordable cost. Your support for our work will go a long way towards improving the lives of our ageing community. You may donate to St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital via