HNF started its first senior care centre, HNF Wellness@Hougang. Located at Hougang Community Club, the centre offers a varied and diverse range of social activities through the general and dementia daycare programmes to help our seniors stay mentally and physically active. The centre also provides psychosocial assistance, care coordination, and caregiver training which empowers patients and caregivers to live with joy as they grow old in the community.

HNF partners Homage to offer home personal care services for frail and homebound seniors who needed help with daily self-care activities, housekeeping and other tasks such as eldersitting and simple exercises.  


Under a two-year pilot with the Ministry of Health, HNF launched its first Tele-rehabilitation programme. Patients can carry out rehabilitation exercises at home by using a tablet to guide them. 


Organised its first Community Awareness Carnival on 2 and 3 July 2016 to educate the public about HNF and community partners in supporting aging-in-place.


Held HNF’s 40th Anniversary Conference, ‘Futurescape: Home Healthcare – Local and International Perspectives’ on 20 August 2016 at National Heart Centre Singapore. The conference brought engaging dialogues on the anticipated needs of a greying population and a sharing of community and home healthcare frameworks both abroad and in Singapore for the future.

Extended call centre and emergency nursing services till 9pm on weekday nights that enabled HNF to be more responsive in addressing patients’ after-hours emergency needs.


Celebrated its 40thanniversary by holding an inaugural Portraits of Love Photo Exhibition between 22 April 2016 to 24 April 2016 at Raffles City. The exhibition showcased a series of photos and profiles of HNF patients with their families.


Launched home therapy service in November 2015 with therapists seconded from AWWA.


HNF care teams were realigned according to the six MOH defined Restructured Health Systems (RHSes), each anchored by a restructured hospital. Through this system, HNF is able to facilitate a smoother patient transition from acute to community care.


Reviewed and redefined brand promise to ‘Embracing you with all-round support’ represented by new corporate logo featuring two hands wrapping around to form a heart.


Held its HNF SG50 Exhibition: “38 Years of Home Nursing in Singapore” to mark Singapore’s 50th year of independence. In conjunction with the Singapore Memory Project of the National Library Board, the four-month long exhibition was showcased at different libraries around Singapore.


Embarked on the Integrated Home Care IT System (IHCITS) to enable HNF clinical staff to coordinate holistic care through a multidisciplinary patient-centric platform. The new system eased data collection, internal work coordination, and resource utilisation, leading to improved operational efficiency and productivity.


Celebrated its 35th anniversary with a Fundraising Gala Dinner with proceeds going towards three areas — supporting services for our needy patients, a new initiative of health checks for caregivers from needy homes, and the publication of improved literature for patients and caregivers.


Set up its first call centre through the support of a corporate adoption by the Air Line Pilots Association Singapore (ALPA-S), to handle nursing care enquiries.


Became an Independent Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) on 1 April.


Relocated from its headquarters at Dunearn Road to its present location at Toa Payoh Central Community Building on 5 April.


Rebranded and adopted a new lilac nurse uniform and a new logo with the theme “A Pulsating Heart within the Community”.


Established Independent Living Centre (ILC) at Alexandra Hospital to allow elderly and their caregivers to try out the latest home-care equipment and aids.


Started Continence Clinic in Tampines SCHCC to manage urinary incontinence among the elderly. This service was subsequently extended to all SCHCCs.


Set up its first Senior Citizens’ Health Care Centre (SCHCC). Over the next seven years, nine more centres were set up.


Started offering rehabilitative and day-care services in conjunction with its core services of home nursing