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World record and $300,000 to benefit melanoma patients

They came, they ran, and they nailed it … A world record, a gruelling one million metres underfoot and $300,000 raised to enable significant improvements in the management of melanoma patients at RBWH. Twelve doctors from all over Queensland trained and raised funds for nine months ahead of the gruelling three-day challenge in October where they ran one million meters on treadmills at RBWH in the fastest time ever recorded. If fact, the team smashed the world record by more than 11 hours completing the mammoth run in 71 hours 41 min and 11 sec. Million Metres for Melanoma had its beginnings in April 2014 when 31-year-old ...

Please help us care for our tiniest patients this Christmas.

"When your child is just so unwell, you have to trust the hospital.  At Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, you only get the highest level of care. This place is absolutely incredible." It’s not going to be the Christmas Lauren and Callum had expected. They thought they’d be preparing for a new baby – their first – who was due to arrive on January 6. Instead, they’re planning to spend most of the day here at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) celebrating their daughters Ari first Christmas. Baby Ari was delivered by emergency caesarean at just 24 weeks – dangerously early. ...

End of an era

RBWH Foundation CEO Peter Treseder AM is retiring after nearly 10 years at its helm where he oversaw the building of an organisation which has the financial capacity to support the Queensland community for generations to come. Before joining RBWH Foundation, Peter worked for the charity arm of Westmead Hospital in Sydney and fundraised for a range of other charities. Over the past 17 years, he has been involved in raising a staggering $24.3 billion to support the advancement of health care. “I simply don’t like to see people getting sick,” Peter said. “I left my career in banking to do what I could to support medical research that ...

Make your Christmas count for more this year

Merry Christmas, wonderful person. So it is that time of the year again… Why not make your Christmas count for more this year by fundraising for Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation and asking for donations in lieu of gifts? Your support will allow RBWH Foundation to continue to provide the highest levels of patient care as well as invest in the latest technology, equipment, research. Click the “Start Fundraising” button to create a personalised fundraising page and ask your friends and family to donate to your page this Christmas. RBWH Foundation appreciates the generous support we receive at Christmas from people like you. ...

Million Metres for Melanoma

Million Metres for Melanoma is a group of extraordinary men who are aiming to run a million metres from the 16 October to the 19 October on a treadmill in the main foyer of the RBWH. They are also aiming to raise $250,000 in the memory of Pheobe Eales who lost her battle with melanoma in 2014. All funds raised will assist in establishing a melanoma unit at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. To read more about there story or to make a donation please visit www.millionmetresformelanoma.com

International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

October 15, 2018  Sadly many families lose their precious babies during pregnancy and shortly after birth. Although the statistics on infant death have improved significantly over the past 100 years, pregnancy and infant loss is still prevalent in our society with 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies ending in miscarriage before 20 weeks and 1 in 120 births resulting in stillbirth or a newborn death. International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15th is for us to ensure that although they may be gone, these babies are never forgotten. It is a day to reflect, show support, raise awareness and remember those who have lost. This is ...

Royal Run for Research Results

The Royal Run for Research is over again for another year.  A huge thanks to all the runners and walkers who joined us at Kurilpa Point Park on Sunday 7 October to tackle either the 8km or 6km course to help raise funds for medical research conducted at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.  Thanks also goes to RBWH's Physiotherapy who have been running this event for the past 30 years! To see all the winners from the day and race times, click here.

2019 Diamond Care Grants

Applications are now closed for RBWH Foundation's 2019 Susan Suduk OneDay to Conquer Cancer Diamond Care Grants (closed 15 April 2019). The grants are open to all disciplines including Medical, Nursing, Allied Health and Health Practitioners as long as the CIA (or person responsible for the project) holds Queensland salaried or formal honorary appointment to RBWH. Applications must support RBWH's vision of providing the Diamond Standard of Cancer Care to its patients with grants of up to $40,000 available for research, people support, equipment and infrastructure. Grants will be awarded on merit and decided upon by the Diamond Care Committee ...

Applications for 2019 Grants & Scholarships

2019 RBWH & RBWH Foundation Research Postgraduate Scholarships Applications are now open for the 2019 Postgraduate Scholarships (opened 16 April 2018). Applications close on 29 June 2018. The scholarships are for medical, nursing, allied health, health practitioner and other graduates working at RBWH and who are wishing to undertake a research higher degree. A number of research scholarships are supported each year. The scholarships are based on merit and are awarded on a competitive basis. To apply, click here to download a Postgraduate Scholarship application form and ensure it is submitted before the closing date.  Applications are ...

2018 | 2019 Entertainment Book

RBWH Foundation is once again selling the ever-popular Entertainment Book as a fundraiser for Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.   For only $70 you'll have access to thousands of vouchers up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for many of the best restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more! Offers are valued at over $20,000 and are valid until 1 June 2019. You can choose between buying the traditional Entertainment Book Membership (that comes with the Gold Card and vouchers) or the Entertainment Digital Members that puts the value of the Entertainment Book into your iPhone or Android smartphone.ne