About Us

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital boasts 750 beds in nursing home care at our Serangoon Road main site and more than 400 beds at our second nursing home, KWSH @ Potong Pasir. Staffed by over 800 trained and professional employees, our inpatient services, rehabilitation centres, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) centres, community care centres and home care services serve thousands of patients every month.

Despite being a charitable organisation that is heavily dependent on public support and donations, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital remains focused on providing quality care and services to our clients. Besides our care services, KWSH also runs a community training institute.


To be a Leading Community Healthcare Hub in Singapore


To provide Quality, Comprehensive and Convenient healthcare services to the needy in Singapore

Our History

Founded in 1910 by a group of Cantonese merchants who wanted to provide poor immigrants with free medical services, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) is one of Singapore’s oldest charitable healthcare institutions. Through the Kwong Wai Shiu Free Hospital Ordinance, a six-acre piece of land with three colonial buildings (built in 1857), which was part of the former Tan Tock Seng Hospital premises, was transferred to us by the British colonial government in 1911.

In the last century, the Hospital has continued the strong tradition of community service, having cared for many generations of Singaporeans. To cope with Singapore’s changing healthcare needs, KWSH also underwent major redevelopments and has evolved into a community healthcare hub today. Given the historical significance of KWSH’s premises, the Urban Redevelopment Authority has awarded conservation status to four of the Hospital’s buildings. These buildings include KWSH’s Main Building and three former Tan Tock Seng Hospital wards.

In 2018, KWSH set up our Heritage Gallery and Trail with the objective of inspiring future generations to uphold the philanthropic spirit of our forefathers. To find out more about KWSH’s Heritage Gallery and Trail, visit heritage.kwsh.org.sg.

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Board of Directors

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital 91st Board of Directors listing.

Organisation and Management

KWSH strategic planning plan and organisational chart

Annual Report

View our annual report for the annual summary of events in KWSH.

Financial Information

Our financial information and highlights.


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Personal Data Protection Policy

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