Out of passion to care for the physical, emotional and social well-being of the community, the St. Andrew’s Medical Mission was founded in 1913 by Dr. Charlotte Ferguson-Davie, the wife of the first Anglican Bishop of Singapore, who was also a medical doctor herself. Seeing the plight of the local women and children of that time and the lack of medical services for them, Dr. Ferguson-Davie set up a dispensary along Bencoolen Street for the destitute women and children. The Medical Mission continued to meet the locals’ needs and thus led to the opening of more dispensaries and eventually, St. Andrew's Mission Hospital (SAMH) in 1923 and St. Andrew’s Orthopaedic Hospital in 1939.
Working closely with the Government, SAMH constantly develops its services to meet the relevant needs of our local community at all times. Today, SAMH has under its operation:
- St. Andrew’s Autism Centre - comprehensive one-stop autism care comprising special education and vocational training; and long-term residential-care for people with autism
- St. Andrew’s Community Hospital - the first community hospital in Singapore providing intermediate rehabilitative and medical care for the community
- St. Andrew’s Mission Hospital Clinic (Simei and Elliot Road)
- St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Buangkok, Henderson and Queenstown) - including psychiatric long-term care, rehabilitative and dementia care
- St. Andrew’s Senior Care (JOY Connect, Henderson, Queenstown and Tampines) - senior care centres with community rehabilitation, dementia/day care, centre-based nursing, home care and community case management
The Mission to Seafarers (MtS) is the world’s leading maritime welfare missionary society of the Anglican Church, recognised and trusted by 1.5 million merchant seafarers. With a presence in over 200 ports across 71 countries, the charity provides for the practical, social and spiritual needs of all seafarers regardless of race, creed or nationality through a network of chaplains, staff and volunteers.
MtS (Singapore) conducts regular ship visits at the Sembawang Wharf and the three port terminals – Tanjong Pagar, Pasir Panjang and Jurong Port. Free transportation for seafarers is provided daily from ship to shore. International Drop-in Centre for Seafarers in Jurong Port is operational from Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 10.00 pm, and 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm on Saturday.