About Us Print
Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital boasts 350 beds spread over a 6-acre compound. Staffed by about 300 trained and professional employees, our In-patient Department (IPD), Rehabilitation Centre and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Centre serves thousands of patients every month.
Despite being a charitable organization that is heavily dependent on public support and donations, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital remains focused on providing standards of care and service to our residents.
Mission & Vision
As a charitable organisation, our mission is to provide health care services to the needy in Singapore regardless of race, language or religion. Our vision is to strive to be a highly regarded healthcare institution by promoting the well-being and dignity of the people we serve, through compassion, charity and quality professional care.
Founded in 1910 by a group of Cantonese merchants who wanted to provide Cantonese immigrants with free medical services, Kwong Wai Shiu is one of Singapore’s oldest charitable healthcare institutions. Through the Kwong Wai Shiu Free Hospital Ordinance, a 6-acre piece of land with 3 colonial buildings was parceled off from what was then Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and given to us to run for 102 years.
Initially, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital’s in-patient services were only available to the Cantonese, although out-patient services were accessible to all, but in 1974, the Constitution of Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital was expanded to include the admission of people of all races into our in-patient facilities. While holding strongly on to our traditional values of compassion and care, we at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital also endeavor to keep up with the ever-changing healthcare needs of Singaporeans.