Mental Wellbeing: A Foundation Priority

Tuesday 24 May 2022 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 profes...

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Recognition for ‘Unparalled Impact’

Friday 20 May 2022 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. ...

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Highly-coveted 2022 Research Grants Announced

Thursday 21 April 2022 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 ...

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Picture of the Restored Lady Lamington nurses’ home in the Herston Quarter

Restoring the Past for Queensland’s Future

Wednesday 16 March 2022 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 ...

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Welcome to the new Chair of the RBWH Foundation Board

Thursday 10 March 2022 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 ...

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Army Defense Officer Standing in RBWH Research Facilities

Trauma Research Helping Save Lives on the Battlefield

Tuesday 8 March 2022 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 ...

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RBWH Researchers Testing COVID-19 Treatments in the lab

Global Search for COVID-19 Treatments

Monday 7 March 2022 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 ...

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Support Needed for New ICU Patient-families

Monday 7 March 2022 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 Foundat...

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Moranbah Family Concert, an annual cancer care fundraising event

One Family’s Legacy of Giving

Monday 7 March 2022 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 ...

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Raise it for RBWH this RBWH Giving Day

Save the Date for RBWH Giving Day 2022

Monday 7 March 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 ...

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