25 results for author: Dana Lang


Mental Wellbeing: A Foundation Priority

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 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 professionals (HCPs) is essential to ensure excellence in patient care,” said Ms ...

Recognition for ‘Unparalled Impact’

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.  The prestigious Fred J Boyd Award recognises the unparalleled impact that his ...

Highly-coveted 2022 Research Grants Announced

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 being part of something that is incredibly special and powerful,” said RBWH ...

Restoring the Past for Queensland’s Future

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 establishing the Herston Health Precinct as a global benchmark in public and ...

An Extraordinary Act of Gratitude

For the past two years, Forest Lakes businessman Nguyen Dang and wife Diamond Tran have hosted a very special celebration called the ‘Thank You Queensland Health’ party for cancer research. It’s a celebration of life and the guests of honour include Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Cancer Care staff. The couple use the celebration to present their annual donation to the RBWH Foundation for cancer research, acutely aware of how it helped save Nguyen’s life. Three years ago, a routine blood test by Nguyen Dang’s GP had delivered a bombshell. He was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML), a type of cancer ...

Cancer Survival on the Increase

Saving Lives Through Inspired RBWH Cancer Research A diagnosis of cancer can be extremely overwhelming, but the latest five-year cancer survival rates should provide comfort to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Cancer Care patients and their families. National statistics show an increase from 51% in 1988 to 70% in 2017*, a reflection of the dedication and commitment of researchers, including those at RBWH. RBWH Cancer Care Service is the largest unit in Queensland, home to the largest Bone Marrow Transplant program in Australia and offering the only public Adolescent and Young Adult cancer centre. Key to success is the integration ...

Life Saving Trauma Research Partnerships and Funding

The RBWH Foundation recently hosted the inaugural Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI) Leadership Forum at Parliament House. The Forum showcased significant Queensland breakthroughs in trauma research and patient outcomes, and initiated discussion with industry and other major stakeholders about philanthropic opportunities. “Transforming trauma care requires bold thinking, research and innovation,” said RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske. “It also requires philanthropic partnership with industry. The level of investment required is beyond the scope of Government funding but the benefits to patients, their networks, our economy and health ...

The Perfect Gift for Dad!

Still searching for a unique, life-changing gift this Father’s Day? Why not send your Dad, Grandfather or father-figure in your life an e-Card to show them how much they mean to you. When you send an e-card from the RBWH Foundation you will also be making a donation to fund ground-breaking research into a potential immunotherapy for prostate cancer in their name. There are three Father’s Day e-Cards to choose from with various donation values. Once you have selected the design you wish to send make sure you add a personal message to let your Dad, Grandfather or father-figure know how much they mean to you. The vision of the ...

MoveForLex

On July 17, 2021, life for Noosa triathlete Alexa Leary and her family changed in an instant. Lex suffered life-changing injuries in a horrific cycling accident while training on the Sunshine Coast. She spent the next few weeks in an induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). The successful triathlete, who embarked on her professional career 10 months ago, remains in RBWH where she recently celebrated her 20th birthday. Lex’s strength and determination has inspired moveforlex. All funds raised through moveforlex will support enhanced care at the RBWH neurology ward and a new Intensive Care ...

COVID-19 research hitting goals

As COVID-19 continues to impact lives and spark lockdowns around Australia, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation reassure our donors that the Coronavirus Action Fund is actively supporting research to potentially save lives and assist the response to the pandemic. There are four main areas of support to date: • International COVID-19 treatment trials (ASCOT ADAPT) • Herston Infectious Diseases Institute (HeIDI) • COVID-19 hospital-focused research • Health care worker support COVID-19 Treatment Trials The focus of the Australasian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT ADAPT) is to evaluate treatments that reduce mortality or ...