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You can double our chances of beating COVID-19

Help us win the race against Coronavirus.   Keith and Glenda Drake are business people and great-grandparents who have spent their life working hard and growing a nest egg for their family, all while caring for their son who has cerebral palsy. When Coronavirus arrived on our shores, Keith and Glenda made the generous decision to donate $100,000 of their savings to support the RBWH’s efforts in combating this virus. Keith and Glenda’s donation will mean that you can double our chances of beating COVID-19, as every donation up to $100,000 will be matched by the Drakes. Every dollar can and will make a difference, thanks to Keith, ...

Search begins for Patient Friendly Initiatives

A new grant round being funded by the RBWH Foundation is seeking innovative projects to make hospital visits more patient and visitor friendly. The RBWH Foundation is providing $50,000 for the 2020-21 Patient Friendly Initiatives grants and applications close Friday May 29. Previous projects, in conjunction with the RBWH Patient Friendly Committee, include: • Establishment of the Hospital’s Pet Friendly Area for visits by furry best friends • The Stairwell Project’s live music sessions • Sound equipment and a Spotify account for the Hospital’s front foyer Criteria for funding for Patient Friendly Initiatives: • Would not ...

Penthouse Auction for COVID-19

Penthouse Auction to fund COVID-19 Treatment Research In a remarkable act of generosity, an 82-year-old semi-retired builder will donate the entire proceeds from the auction of his luxury coastal penthouse to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation Coronavirus Action Fund. Keith Drake, who operated Drake Homes and Pryde Timbers with the assistance of his family for many years, is doing all he can to assist the expansion of national trials to test the effectiveness of two drugs in the treatment of COVID-19 and support other COVID-19 medical research projects. When he learned about the need for funding, he decided to donate ...

RBWH Foundation Funds LifeSaving Premature Baby Technology

Each year more than 1,600 premature and sick newborns are admitted to the Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, requiring specialist care and management. Sick babies can be admitted to the Neonatal Unit from the hospital or transferred from other hospitals across regional Queensland and northern New South Wales through South East Queensland’s Neonatal Retrieval Service (NeoRESQ), which is based at the RBWH. Professional training, education and preparation are crucial to the success of the NeoRESQ Service. Simulation tools such as ‘Premature Anne’ are an essential part of providing medical staff with ...

RBWH Nurses reflect on a Lifetime of Service

2020 is a special year for the RBWH which is celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Patty, Marion, Valerie and Margaret are all retired nurses who currently volunteer at the Museum of Nursing History. Together they have seen many changes in health practices, medical technologies and even nursing uniforms throughout the eras. “Nurses wore different styles of headdress to signify their experience levels,” says Patty. Capes, veils and butterfly caps all featured as part of the nursing uniform. Butterfly caps were reportedly called so because they were tied ...

Patients in Need

The RBWH Foundation has been a long-time supporter of the ‘Patients in Need’ program at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Helping patients for over 4 years, the program provides emergency supplies and clothing for patients when they need it most. Those supported can include victims of sexual assault, homeless people and mental health patients. RBWH Foundation Volunteer Manager, Simone James, says many organisations have been essential to the program’s success. “The Betty Cares Foundation came on board last year and donated Betty Basics 3-part clothing packs including pants, a top and a shawl. We’ve likely provided ...

Eat Walk Engage: Good News for Delirium Prevention

The RBWH Foundation is proud to support the outstanding work of the Eat Walk Engage program at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Eat Walk Engage is an evidence-based multidisciplinary delirium prevention program pioneered at the RBWH helping patients make a faster recovery from hospital. Delirium is a common hospital complication where a person suddenly becomes confused. “Delirium affects around one in three older people in hospital, but the condition is still under recognised by many medical, nursing and allied health professionals,” said RBWH Clinical Director of Research and Education, Professor Alison Mudge. This ...

2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is a world-class health facility, providing excellence in nursing and midwifery care to patients for 150 years. The RBWH is part of Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), the largest and most diverse health service in Queensland. They represent one of Australia’s most dynamic nursing and midwifery workforces, employing more than 3,200 nurses and midwives in clinical, management, education and research roles. 2020 is a special year for the hospital which is celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. If you work at a ...

Looking ahead in 2020

2019 was a huge year for the RBWH Foundation A big thank you to everyone who helped make our inaugural 2019 Giving Day possible and a huge success. We remain overwhelmed by the generosity from across Australia that resulted in over $524,942 in funds being raised. This amazing contribution will ensure Queenslanders continue to receive the best possible care and treatment. The dedication and support of volunteers, corporate partners, community groups, individuals and the wonderful staff at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital ensured that our goal was not only met, but surpassed. We couldn't have done it without you. Right now our thoughts go ...

Royal Run Results

The annual Royal Run for Research is over for another year!  Thanks to everyone who braved the cold westerly winds and joined us in Kurilpa Park on Sunday 11 August for the event.  Congratulations to all our winners and a special thank you to our sponsors - 13Cabs, EFM and QBank!  To see all the race results click here.