1844. There was no proper medical care for the poor sick in Old Singapore. Chinese businessman Mr Tan Tock Seng, together with his friends, came forward to pool a sum of 7000 Spanish dollars to build The Paupers’ Hospital (old name of our hospital) for the community.
Today, our Charity runs more than 100 patient-centred programmes, disbursing more than $2 million each year for the Charity’s activities. We actively support over 2,500 needy patient cases, especially the elderly and those who fall between the cracks of the system, and those who are unable to receive help from traditional charitable agencies.
From expensive non-standard medication and breathing equipment to mobility aids, community rehabilitation programmes and nutrition, and even dentures to help them eat better, our TTSH Community Fund helps needy patients get the medical care they need, gain independence, improve their quality of life and help them integrate into the community.
Our charity is unique in that we help those who cannot or do not receive adequate or timely help in the community. The Fund also supports training and research to deliver better patient-care.
The TTSH Community Fund is a registered charity with IPC status.