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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Collage of houses generously donated in a will by an anonymous couple.

Creating a Legacy for Future Generations

Friday 4 March 2022 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 ...

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Former RBWH Cancer Patient and Businessman Nguyen Dang

An Extraordinary Act of Gratitude

Monday 28 February 2022 For the past two years, Forest Lakes businessman Nguyen Dang and wife Diamond Tran have hosted a very special celebration called the ‘Thank You Queensland Health’ party for cancer research. It’s a celebration of life and the guests of honour include Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Cancer Care staff. The couple use the celebration to present their annual donation to the RBWH Foundation for cancer research, acutely aware of how it helped save Nguyen’s life. Three years ago, a routine blood test by Nguyen Dang’s GP had delivered a ...

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Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Heart this Valentines Day

Give your Heart some Love this February

Monday 14 February 2022 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 ...

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Cancer Survival on the Increase

Wednesday 2 February 2022 Saving Lives Through Inspired RBWH Cancer Research A diagnosis of cancer can be extremely overwhelming, but the latest five-year cancer survival rates should provide comfort to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Cancer Care patients and their families. National statistics show an increase from 51% in 1988 to 70% in 2017*, a reflection of the dedication and commitment of researchers, including those at RBWH. RBWH Cancer Care Service is the largest unit in Queensland, home to the largest Bone Marrow Transplant program in Australia and offering the only public ...

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