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About Us​

St Luke's Hospital

St Luke’s Hospital, named after the patron saint of the medical profession, was the first hospital in Singapore dedicated to the elderly sick.

We have expanded our services beyond the elderly to enrich more lives. An Institution of a Public Character, we care for 2,300 inpatients and 3,500 outpatients each year, regardless of race, language or religion. As illnesses may be long and chronic, we care holistically for patients’ physical, emotional and psychosocial well-being.

Impactful and innovative in transforming community care, we were the first recipient of the President’s Award for Social Impact (2012), and the first community hospital to receive the National Healthcare Innovation and Productivity Medal (National University Hospital – St Luke’s Hospital Integrated Care Path, 2016). We topped the Community Hospital Patient Experience Survey in 2018.

Our Purpose

Vision

Transforming community care

Mission

A Christian healthcare provider
enriching lives in the communities

Our Core Values

Our Ethos

The Ethos of St Luke’s Hospital is a framework that guides our thoughts, attitudes, behaviour and approach. At our core, we care for the whole person. We do this through the provision of our key services.

Each quadrant of our Ethos seeks to guide every staff in our delivery of care, keeping our mission constantly top of mind – to be a Christian healthcare provider enriching lives in the communities and thus, transform community care.

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Our Milestones

1996
St Luke’s Hospital for the Elderly was officially opened on October 18.
1997
The Hongbao Project was launched as a fundraising effort and to encourage children to show compassion to the elderly sick.
1999
St Luke’s ElderCare Ltd was registered to extend healthcare services through various centres partnering with nearby churches.
2000
The Hospital was gazetted as an Approved Provider for Community Hospital services under the MOH Framework of Integrated Healthcare Services for the Elderly.
2004
St Luke’s Hospital for the Elderly was renamed St Luke’s Hospital as it expanded its services to serve a larger community.
2005
An outpatient clinic was built, with X-ray and dental facilities to provide continuity of care. The outpatient clinic was named St Luke’s Community Clinic in 2019.
2007
The inaugural Wound Care Conference was organised, where wound care experts were invited to share their expertise with the sector.
2007
St Luke’s Hospital was the first community hospital to set up a dementia ward upon recognising that persons with dementia have special needs and require specialised care.
2012
St Luke’s Hospital became the first winner of the President’s Award for Social Impact for its achievements in making a difference to clients, and the Intermediate and Long-Term Care sector.
2014
A new wing was opened to meet the growing demand for rehabilitation care in the community.
2016
We were the first community hospital awarded the inaugural Best Practice Medal in Care Redesign Category, National Healthcare Innovation and Productivity Medals, for its Integrated Care Path project with the National University Hospital.
2016
Launch of Patient-Turn-Volunteer programme for patients to continue their recuperation through volunteering.
2016
A dedicated wound ward, the first in a community hospital setting, was opened.
2017
The hospital opened its palliative ward to care for patients nearing the end of life.
2017
Awarded the overall Excellence Champion Medal for its Patient Appointment Consolidation (PAC) programme in collaboration with the National University Health System and Frontier Family Medicine Clinic.
2018
Appointed by the Agency for Integrated Care as a Lead Training Provider to build up the capacity of healthcare professionals to support the community care sector.
2020
Opening of Lew Foundation Community Wound Hub to extend wound care beyond the hospital and grow capability in the community. This would improve the quality of life for more patients including those who are bed-bound and wheelchair-bound in nursing homes or at home.