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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.      

2020 Robert & Janelle Bird Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Applications are now open for RBWH & RBWH Foundation's 2020 Robert & Janelle Bird Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (opened 15 November 2019). Applications close 5pm Friday 2 December 2019. The intention of the Fellowships is to support current staff members who have recently gained their PhD to continue to develop their program of research. The Fellowships are offered on an annual basis but can be renewed for one year to a total of two years based on satisfactory annual progress. Please read the Fellowships Advice to Applicants for full details on the application process, eligibility and reporting requirements. To apply ...

Please Donate before June 30 to help patients like Beaudine at the RBWH.


Beaudine’s life has been one big adventure.

Beaudine and her 11 siblings live an extraordinary life with their parents. For 15 years, they have travelled Australia in their beloved bus, The Gauntlet, working as camel drovers and station hands. Three years ago, while passing through the Top End in their beloved bus, they stopped at Robin’s Falls for a quick swim and cool off. Crocodiles were known to frequent the swimming hole, but the experienced travelers did a thorough check of the water and knew they were safe. Their dog Barkley, however, had other ideas and took off in the direction of the sunbathing crocs further upstream. The family’s second-eldest daughter, 16-year-old ...

2019 Phoebe Eales Melanoma Research Grants

Applications are now open for the 2019 Phoebe Eales Melanoma Research Grants (opened 11 March 2019). Applications close on 15 April 2019. Applications must support RBWH's vision of providing the Diamond Standard of Cancer Care to its patients with two grants of up to $40,000 available for research programs focused on Melanoma. Grants will be awarded on merit and decided upon by the Diamond Care Committee which includes representatives of RBWH Foundation, the RBWH Research Advisory Committee and the RBWH Executive. These grants have been made possible through funds raised by the Million Metres for Melanoma team.  This team came together in late ...

$6.8 million given to the hospital through fundraising

RBWH Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank all the businesses, individuals and community groups that have supported us in 2018. We are so grateful for your generosity whether you have donated a prize to be auctioned or items to be sold at our kiosk, volunteered your time at the hospital or to help with one of our many fundraisers, purchased merchandise, bought tickets for one of our events, or made a donation. Because of your support, RBWH Foundation has been able to continue to grow and provide increased funding to enable more research and other patient care initiatives at the hospital.  This investment will not ...