Who We Are

Who We Are

St Luke’s ElderCare is committed to caring for our elders in the community through services provided in our nursing home sited in Ang Mo Kio, 24 centres located islandwide and through the homes of our elders. We deliver a full range of integrated services and programmes for our elders that include centre-based, community-based, home-based and residential-based services.

These services are designed to benefit elders who have suffered physical disabilities as a result of stroke, fall or accident, as well as the frail and lonely who have no one to look after.

We offer the following facilities and services:

  • 23 senior care centres located islandwide
  • An active ageing Hub
  • A nursing home
  • Gym equipment*
  • Consultation rooms for elders to receive centre-based nursing*
  • Enhanced dementia friendly rooms*

* At selected centres only.

Our Mission

To be a Christian healthcare provider enriching lives in the communities

Our Vision

Transforming Community Care

Our Values

Compassion, Holistic Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Teamwork

Board of Directors

Professor Neo Boon Siong
Honorary Treasurer

Professor Neo Boon Siong
Honorary Treasurer

Professor Neo was first appointed to the Board in August 2021 and assumed the role of Honorary Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance, Investment and Procurement Committee on 1 September 2021.

He was the CANON Endowed Chair Professor of Business and twice served as Dean of the Nanyang Business School at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Navigators, Singapore, and an independent director of Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd. He was previously Chairman of i1 Ventures Ltd. He had served the boards of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd, OCBC Bank, Great Eastern Life Group, Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd, GRP Ltd, Informatics Holding Ltd, National Computer Systems Pte Ltd, Keppel’s K1 eBiz Pte Ltd, J Lauritzen Singapore, Public Accountants Board, Securities Industry Council, Income Tax Review Board, Goods and Services Tax Review Board, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore, and the Nanyang Technological University Council.

Professor Neo received a Public Administration Medal (Silver) from the President of the Republic of Singapore at the 1999 National Day Honours Award.

He has 38 years of professional experience in accounting and finance, information systems, strategy, research, business consulting, management education, and corporate governance. He is a leading expert in public sector governance, business strategy, process management and organisational change.

Professor Neo is a Certified Public Accountant (Singapore) and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Mr Chua Song Khim
Director

Mr Chua Song Khim
Deputy Chief Executive
National University Health System

Mr Chua Song Khim was appointed to the Board on 22 August 2022.

He is the Deputy Chief Executive of the National University Health System since January 2017 and is responsible for Population Health efforts, Regional Health System Office, Alexandra Campus Development, National University Polyclinics, Family Medicine, Group Nursing, Group Allied Health, NUHS Diagnostics & NUHS Pharmacy business units.

Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Unity Healthcare and Executive Director of NTUC Eldercare Cooperatives (2012 – 2014), led the successful integration of both Co-operatives to form NTUC Health Cooperative, and was appointed as its Chief Executive Officer (2014 – 2018), Group Chief Executive Officer of China Healthcare Ltd (Econ Healthcare) (2008 – 2012), Chief Operating Officer of National University Hospital until he was appointed its Chief Executive Officer of National University Hospital (2001 – 2008).

Mr Chua is currently the Chairman of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) Healthcare Productivity Implementation Taskforce, a Board member of St Luke’s Hospital, a Director of CrossMedia Pte Ltd, a member of the Future Economy Council Essential Domestic Services Sub- Committee as well as the Advisory Committee of the School of Sports, Health and Leisure of Republic Polytechnic and serves as an Elder in Bethesda Christian Centre. He was the former Chairman of the Agency for Integrated Care’s Strategic Advisory Committee – Quality Improvement for the Intermediate & Long-term Care sector, a Board member of Jurong Health Services Fund, and a member of MOH’s City for All Ages Committee as well as the Healthcare Tripartite Committee for Workforce Innovation and Productivity.

In recognition of his achievements, Mr Chua has been conferred numerous awards, including the National Day Commendation Medal, NTUC Commendation Medal (Gold), Ministry of Health’s Health Leader Award and the Republic of Singapore Navy’s National Servicemen of the Year award (Commendation).

Mr Chua holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration (Policy & Management) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the United States of America.

Leadership Team

A/Prof Edward Poon
Chief Nurse and Academic Director

Associate Professor Edward Poon
Chief Nurse and Academic Director

From October 2022 onwards, A/Prof Poon will focus on driving SLEC’s strategic plans and integration of nursing services across all service platforms in Residential Based, Centre-Based, Community-Based and Home-Based Services. He will be responsible for raising standards and quality of nursing care across all SLEC services, formulating and implementing new nursing strategies and programmes (including specialist wound care and palliative care services); and keeping track of emerging technologies and ensuring our nursing teams are ready to adapt to changes in the healthcare environment.

In October 2017, A/Prof Poon joined St Luke’s ElderCare as the Director of Nursing and was instrumental in laying the foundation for a strong nursing team with right capabilities and skills-set to support SLEC’s aggressive growth plans and was critical to the successful opening of SLEC’s first nursing home in 2020.

A/Prof Poon brings with him a wealth of diverse nursing experiences with specialty practices in infection control, neuroscience, quality management, research, and palliative care. His clinical experience spans restructured hospital, community hospital, hospice, and community care sectors.

A/Prof Poon sits on the National Advisory and Ethics Board and participates in policy making at the National Nursing Taskforce and National Palliative Care Taskforce. He was nominated by MOH to be the chairperson of the palliative care nursing competency workgroup and vice chair for national strategy for palliative care (NSPC). He has also published many research papers, articles and books. A/Prof Poon received both the Healthcare Humanity Award and the President’s Award for Nurses in 2014.

A/Prof Poon graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Science, Nursing in 1998, a Master of Science in Palliative Care from King’s College London in 2002, and a Doctor of Philosophy, Palliative Care Nursing, from Monash University in 2013.

Elaine Tan
Director
Communication and Partnerships

Elaine Tan
Director, Communication and Partnerships

Ms Elaine Tan joined St Luke’s ElderCare in May 2021 and is the Director of Communication and Partnerships leading communication, resource mobilisation and community relations.

She is a veteran professional in the non-profit sector with specialist skills in strategic planning, marketing communication, public and media relations and resource development. She has 20 years of extensive senior management and leadership experiences with international non-profit and social service organisations, including WWF Singapore, World Vision Singapore, YMCA Singapore and Breast Cancer Foundation. Elaine previously held the position of CEO at WWF and General Manager of Programmes at the YMCA. Prior to joining the social service sector, Elaine helmed corporate communications in the public sector including in healthcare for more than a decade.

During her tenue at WWF, Elaine was appointed to WWF International’s Network Executive Team, was the first woman member of WWF’s Asia Pacific Senior Executive Team and a Board Member of Earth Hour Global.

At World Vision, she was a member of the Gender Diversity Committee comprising women leaders from World Vision’s global network.

She also served as an honorary advisor to the International NGO Centre, Taichung, Taiwan in 2018 which comprised an international panel of development experts supporting Taiwan’s vision of attracting international NGOs to Taiwan.

Ms Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Literature and is equipped with a Certification from the Institute of Public Relations, Singapore.