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Welcome to the new Chair of the RBWH Foundation Board

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 income portfolios as well as near $100bn in overlay mandates. Susan said it ...

Trauma Research Helping Save Lives on the Battlefield

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 University of Queensland and RBWH. In his roles as a RBWH Senior Staff Specialist ...

Global Search for COVID-19 Treatments

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, and variants such as Omicron continue to emerge, identification of effective COVID-19 treatments remains critical. Thanks to the generosity of you, our donors, the RBWH Foundation Coronavirus Action Fund continues to help fund the global search for treatments and patient care protocols through the Australasian COVID-19 (ASCOT) Trial. More than 1500 patients have been recruited from 42 hospitals across Australia, New Zealand, India and Nepal. It is expected that ASCOT reporting will make a substantial contribution to existing global knowledge and datasets. One of the key findings has ...

Support Needed for New ICU Patient-families

Help Us Reduce Trauma for Loved Ones of Intensive Care Patients A parent’s first instinct when their child is injured is to wrap them tight with love and reassurance. When Alexa Leary was critically injured and rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Intensive Care Unit (ICU), her traumatised family responded by throwing their arms around the entire unit and other ICU Patient-Families.  The Leary’s enormous empathy, combined with the experience of other ICU patient-families, has helped craft WeCU, a joint project between RBWH and the Foundation which will provide an all-encompassing support program for patient families in ...

One Family’s Legacy of Giving

A decade-plus commitment to the RBWH Foundation and cancer care by Central Queensland’s Hornery family has been recognised at the 2021 Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) Philanthropist of the Year Awards. RBWH Foundation was honoured to nominate the Hornerys, who were named finalists for their 4ULOC family trust which has raised more than $324,000 for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Cancer Care Service patients and families. 4ULOC is named in honour of Lachlan Hornery, a beloved father-of-five who lost his hard-fought battle against cancer in 2008. The Hornery family’s grief was matched only by their empathy with the ...

Save the Date for RBWH Giving Day 2022

Get ready to Raise it for RBWH on Wednesday June 15! RBWH Giving Day is the highlight on the RBWH Foundation calendar, providing a chance for Queenslanders to show the depth of their gratitude and generosity to our healthcare heroes through the support of life-saving research and patient care. Every dollar donated by 15 June 2022 will be doubled, for double the impact, and planning is well underway to make this year’s RBWH Giving Day bigger and better than ever. Last year’s event gave Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) 640-thousand reasons to celebrate after a fundraising goal of $500,000 was well and truly smashed. From early ...

Creating a Legacy for Future Generations

Leaving a Gift in your Will is one of the most extraordinary ways you can ensure your values of supporting life-saving medical research and patient care carry on for future generations. The RBWH Foundation is honoured to have been left bequests by many valued former patients, staff and community members. A Gift can range from a sum of money to shares, property and more. These generous gifts have helped the RBWH Foundation support the highest level of patient care and life-saving research. If you would like to learn more about leaving a gift in your will, email Legacy@rbwhfoundation.com.au or call us on 1300 363 786 to arrange an appointment...

Give your Heart some Love this February

February may be renowned for Valentine’s Day but it is also National Heart Research Month – a time to raise awareness of everything to do with that incredible organ that sustains life. But, if COVID-19 restrictions and work-from-home arrangements have left you less physically active than usual, you may need to give your heart some love. A recent study from the University of Southern California has found working from home increased the average workday by an extra 1.5 hours which, not surprisingly, had negatively impacted our physical and mental health. Working from home has also led to people eating more. * None of those consequences are good ...

Mega property auction to advance medical research

An anonymous couple has generously gifted eight properties to the RBWH Foundation in their will. The properties, which could raise over $5 million, will go to auction on the 10th of December with Place Estate Agents.