The St Andrew’s Mission Hospital (SAMH) was founded as a dispensary, the St Andrew’s Medical Mission. St Andrew’s Medical Mission was established on 18 October 1913 by Charlotte E. Ferguson-Davie, a medical doctor and wife of the first Anglican bishop of Singapore, the Right Reverend Charles James Ferguson-Davie. She was a medical missionary in India before arriving in Malaya. With donations from the St Andrew’s Cathedral, the Singapore Diocesan Association and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and a box of instruments and dressings from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG), Charlotte rented a house on Bencoolen Street and started the mission as a dispensary for women and children. Its services were provided free to those who could not afford them.






An order placing Sri Sivan Temple under the Mohammedan and Hindu Endowments Board (set up in 1907) was gazetted on 18 October 1915. In 1968, the Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) was formed to manage four temples including the Sri Sivan Temple.



On 18 October 1960, Singapore Nurses’ Christian Fellowship was officially registered with the Registrar of Societies. In 1998, S.N.C.F. mission was finally revised to : "SNCF seeks to bring Jesus Christ to nurses and nursing, helping them to find meaning and purpose in their work, and to see their workplace as a mission field."