Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital: Since 1910

Did you know that Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) was founded in 1910 and combines the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine on its premises? Since its founding, the hospital has stood through various milestones in Singapore’s history and contributed significantly to society, including treating infectious diseases during colonial rule to World War II and offering maternity services between 1910 and 1965. The hospital has since redeveloped into a Community Healthcare Hub focusing on geriatric care. Along with its progress and development, the hospital seeks to preserve its history and architectural heritage. Today, four of its buildings (dating back as early as 1857) are conserved by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). KWSH also houses a heritage gallery within its site. 

 

Get a glimpse of its history through KWSH’s heritage microsite down below!

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Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital was founded in 1910 by three leaders of the Cantonese community to provide free medical care for clan members from Guangdong province.

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