RBWH Foundation Giving Day: 520,000 Reasons to Celebrate!

Tuesday 21 June 2022 A treadmill challenge on national television, featuring two former Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) patients, has helped the RBWH Foundation Giving Day raise more than $520,000 to advance patient care and life-saving research. The 24-hour RBWH Foundation Giving Day, held on Wednesday 15 June, was kickstarted by Seven’s Sunrise program with weather presenter Sam Mac showcasing the work of RBWH health workers and clinician researchers. Sam also featured patients, past and present. RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske said Giving Day’s fundraising achieve...

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RBWH Foundation awarded Philanthropic Foundation of the Year

Thursday 16 June 2022 The RBWH Foundation has been announced as inaugural Philanthropic Foundation of the Year by the Queensland Community Foundation in recognition of its commitment to advancing patient care and life-saving research at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). The annual awards celebrate the work of individuals and organisations which make significant contributions to Queensland’s philanthropic sector. (Pictured L-R) RBWH Foundation Board member Lisa Smith, Deputy Board Chair Kristin Devitt, Board Chair Susan Buckley, Board members Leona Murphy and Sharyn ...

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World-first RBWH research links probiotics to premature birth risk

Thursday 16 June 2022 RBWH Foundation-funded research, led by Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Women's and Newborn Services Director of Research, Professor Leonie Callaway, has linked a popular health supplement to a potentially dangerous complication during pregnancy. RBWH researchers are urging women to seek medical advice before taking tablet and powder probiotics while pregnant, following their world-first study which has linked oral probiotics to an increased risk of preeclampsia, a condition which affects about 15-thousand women in Australia every year. Probiotics are ...

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Countdown to RBWH Foundation Giving Day!

Wednesday 8 June 2022 Mark Wednesday 15 June in your calendar because the third RBWH Foundation Giving Day 2022 is an event you will not want to miss! It’s the day Queenslanders rally to show gratitude to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) healthcare heroes for their tireless work, excellent patient care and life-saving research. Every dollar donated by 15 June will again be doubled this year, for twice the impact, thanks to the generosity of RBWH Foundation corporate supporters and generous individuals. It’s also an opportunity to have some fun! Help our Giving ...

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Mental Wellbeing: A Foundation Priority

Tuesday 24 May 2022 Meet Liz Crowe, the RBWH Wellbeing Officer, proudly funded by the Coronavirus Action Fund. If you ever find yourself dancing in the supermarket, compiling a playlist that makes you smile, or researching whether fish really do sleep, chances are you are one of almost 500 RBWH staff members taking your wellbeing and self-care very seriously. The activities were part of a 14-day Self-care Challenge developed by RBWH Wellbeing Officer Liz Crowe. Liz’s position is proudly funded through the RBWH Foundation Coronavirus Action Fund. “The wellbeing of healthcare ...

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Recognition for ‘Unparalled Impact’

Friday 20 May 2022 The RBWH Foundation is thrilled to announce that Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) researcher, Professor Jason Roberts, has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Fred J Boyd Award from the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA). Professor Roberts is an RBWH Consultant Clinical Pharmacist and Interim Director of the Herston Infectious Diseases Institute, a significant project funded by the RBWH Foundation’s Coronavirus Action Fund. The RBWH Foundation is proud to have awarded Prof. Roberts his very first research grant in 2004. ...

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Highly-coveted 2022 Research Grants Announced

Thursday 21 April 2022 Using a snake-venom based product to control bleeding in burns patients, and development of robotic technology for minimally invasive surgery, are just two of the fascinating and innovative research grants which received funding at the 2022 RBWH Foundation Research Awards. Some of the brightest medical minds from Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) have been honoured and recognised, thanks to incredible generosity of supporters who share the RBWH Foundation vision of advancing patient care and life-saving research. “Being an RBWH Foundation donor means ...

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Picture of the Restored Lady Lamington nurses’ home in the Herston Quarter

Restoring the Past for Queensland’s Future

Wednesday 16 March 2022 The historic Lady Lamington Nurses’ Quarters overlooking Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) in the Herston Quarter, have been transformed to their former glory. Directed by Australian Unity, the renovation of the Lady Lamington Nurses’ Home is part of a larger $1.3 billion Herston Quarter project. Herston Quarter is also home to STARS, the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service. STARS, which is Queensland’s first digital hospital, is proudly supported by RBWH Foundation in achieving its philanthropic goals. The Herston Quarter project is fast ...

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Welcome to the new Chair of the RBWH Foundation Board

Thursday 10 March 2022 We take great pleasure in introducing Susan Buckley as our new Chair of the RBWH Foundation Board. With more than 35 years’ experience in financial markets and leadership, Susan is well placed to guide the RBWH Foundation in its support of life-saving medical research and excellence in patient care at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). In her current role of Managing Director, Liquid Markets Group at QIC, Susan leads a team of 30 investment professionals managing $27bn on behalf of Government, Superannuation, Insurance and NFP clients in cash and fixed ...

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Army Defense Officer Standing in RBWH Research Facilities

Trauma Research Helping Save Lives on the Battlefield

Tuesday 8 March 2022 When the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is deployed internationally on warlike, peacekeeping, or natural disaster relief operations, its health services take with them expertise in trauma research and treatment honed in the operating theatres and wards of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). RBWH Foundation donors have played a key role providing seed funding for this Defence-related research since 2013, soon after the first Australian Defence Force (ADF) Chair of Military Surgery and Medicine, Professor Michael Reade, was appointed and based at the ...

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