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Celebrating 200 years of medicine in Singapore

In 2021, SingHealth celebrates 200 years of Medicine in Singapore, with our flagship hospital - Singapore General Hospital (SGH) – marking its Bicentennial!

We have come a long way with the nation, caring for generations of Singaporeans in good and tough times, in a journey enriched by the breadth and depth of expertise of each healthcare institution within the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (AMC) family.

This strong foundation, rooted in a legacy of excellence, is the result of visionary and dedicated healthcare professionals with a strong moral compass and a dedicated commitment to our values and sense of purpose.

Today, with a network of acute hospitals, national specialty centres, community hospitals and polyclinics offering over 40 clinical specialties, the SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC is well placed to drive the transformation of healthcare and provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare to all Singaporeans.

As we celebrate 200 years of Medicine in Singapore (MedSG200), join us as we trace our journey with the nation.

MedSG200 logo

In celebration, we have developed a logo to be used across collaterals and at our events from January 2021. The logo features an extension of SingHealth’s 20th Anniversary logo, representing our collective, continued pursuit to define tomorrow’s medicine. Our institution colours are applied on the interconnecting “O”s of the logo, reflecting how each of our roles are intertwined and crucial in this pursuit.

The History of Public Healthcare

The story of public healthcare in Singapore begins with SGH, the country’s pioneer public healthcare institution and first acute care hospital.

Many of our hospitals and national specialty centres saw their genesis in SGH. Stay tuned as we share how SingHealth grew from strength to strength, emerging as a global thought-leader in shaping the future of Medicine.

History of our acute hospitals

Read about the history of our General Hospitals.

Our national specialty centres

Tracing the history of our national specialty centres back to SGH

The role of community hospitals

How do community hospitals play a key role in Singapore's healthcare?

Tracing 200 years of Medicine

Join us as we trace our 200-year journey in providing healthcare for generations of Singaporeans. Together, let's celebrate our past, present and future as one SingHealth family!

Your SingHealth Story: Jodie Yeo

"Being a staff donor to the SCH Health Fund allows me to do an extra bit to help needy patients who fall through the cracks."

Your SingHealth Story: Assoc Prof Chua Yeow Leng

Assoc Prof Chua Yeow Leng was the second staff hired at NHCS. Read his story here!

Through the Ages (Apr 2021)

What is the difference between an acute hospital and a community hospital?

Your SingHealth Story: Seah Kim Lan

Read the story of Mdm Seah Kim Lan who worked at KKH for over 50 years.

Watch: Getting Inspired with Prof Wong Kok Seng

Who inspired Prof Wong Kok Seng, Deputy CEO (Clinical Services) of SingHealth Community Hospitals, to become a doctor? Find out in this video!

Through the Ages (Mar 2021)

Did you know that the roots of our national centres can be traced back to SGH?

What's your SingHealth story?

As SingHealth celebrates 200 years of medicine in Singapore, we invite you to share your SingHealth story.

Through The Ages (Feb 2021)

Who are Stanley, Bowyer and Norris and why they are important in the history of medicine in Singapore?

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