Officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 11 May 2019, the new home embraces HDB-style housing layout to help residents acclimatise to similar environment in the community. A first of its kind, the Short Stay Unit provide limited term of care of up to six months for patients who reside a longer time to recuperate after discharge from a hospital.
Situated at the junction between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and Avenue 8, the 470-bed home is part of the Health Ministry’s plan to build a robust home while integrated aged care services closer to the community. The new facility welcomed the first batch of residents in August the same year.
The topping-out ceremony for the 256-bed facility was officiated by Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong a year earlier. Ren Ci @ Bukit Batok St. 52 opened its door in January 2015 with the Senior Care Centre (SCC) commencing operations in the following month.
Ren Ci launched a refreshed logo and a new vision and mission to reflect our new directions.
Forty volunteers were certified in various skills such as ward safety and wheelchair handling at Ren Ci Caregiver Training course. The programme aims to increase the competency of volunteers in supporting therapists and nurses on patient care
A new Day Rehabilitation Centre service was launched within the Community Hospital to provide continual care to discharged rehabilitative patients so that they can better reintegrate back to the community.
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Professor S. Jayakumar officiated the opening of Ren Ci Community Hospital on 11th January. The opening of the Community Hospital bore testament to Ren Ci’s continuing commitment to serve the community.
Ren Ci Community Hospital started operations and served the first rehabilitative patient from Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 22nd January. In the same year, Ren Ci and Tan Tock Seng signed a Clinical Governance Collaboration Agreement to develop clinical services, becoming the first official restructured hospital and community hospital to collaborate.
More than 200 master chefs from the Society of Chinese Cuisine Chefs and Hou Yow Cooks’ Association gathered at Singapore Expo to take part in the “Grandeur of Master Chefs at Ren Ci Charity Dinner” on 30 October. Over 3,500 guests attended the event and helped raised more than S$810,000.
Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Wong Kan Seng officiated the ground-breaking ceremony of Ren Ci Community Hospital on 15th October.
The first Ren Ci Charity Show was televised on 12th January to a nation-wide audience on Channel U. The live variety programme received tremendous support, garnering S$6.5 million in donation.
Ren Ci held the inaugural “Ren Ci Vegetarian Food Fiesta” at Suntec City, which became one of Ren Ci’s annual hallmark fundraisers.
Ren Ci expanded its bed capacity in June with the addition of seven pavilion wards in Moulmein (former wards from Tan Tock Seng Hospital). The 210-bedded facility was known as Ren Ci Nursing Home.
A group of volunteers and medical professionals came together in September and established Ren Ci Hospital – a charity hospital at the Chronic Sick Unit of the former Woodbridge Hospital in Hougang. The long-term care establishment marks the first of several Ren Ci facilities to come.