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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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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Life Saving Trauma Research Partnerships and Funding

Friday 1 October 2021 The RBWH Foundation recently hosted the inaugural Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI) Leadership Forum at Parliament House. The Forum showcased significant Queensland breakthroughs in trauma research and patient outcomes, and initiated discussion with industry and other major stakeholders about philanthropic opportunities. “Transforming trauma care requires bold thinking, research and innovation,” said RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske. “It also requires philanthropic partnership with industry. The level of investment required is beyond the scope of Government ...

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The Perfect Gift for Dad!

Monday 30 August 2021 Still searching for a unique, life-changing gift this Father’s Day? Why not send your Dad, Grandfather or father-figure in your life an e-Card to show them how much they mean to you. When you send an e-card from the RBWH Foundation you will also be making a donation to fund ground-breaking research into a potential immunotherapy for prostate cancer in their name. There are three Father’s Day e-Cards to choose from with various donation values. Once you have selected the design you wish to send make sure you add a personal message to let your Dad, Grandfather or ...

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MoveForLex

Friday 27 August 2021 On July 17, 2021, life for Noosa triathlete Alexa Leary and her family changed in an instant. Lex suffered life-changing injuries in a horrific cycling accident while training on the Sunshine Coast. She spent the next few weeks in an induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). The successful triathlete, who embarked on her professional career 10 months ago, remains in RBWH where she recently celebrated her 20th birthday. Lex’s strength and determination has inspired moveforlex. All funds raised through moveforlex ...

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Leaving a Legacy in your Will

Monday 23 August 2021 Have you ever considered the power of leaving a Gift in your Will to medical research? Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation is honoured to have been left bequests - a Gift in a Will - by many valued former patients, staff and community members. A Gift can range from a sum of money, to shares, a property and more. These generous gifts have helped RBWH Foundation support the highest level of patient care, clinician-led research across multiple disciplines, staff training and purchase of invaluable equipment. What is a Bequest? A Bequest is a gift ...

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COVID-19 research hitting goals

Wednesday 18 August 2021 As COVID-19 continues to impact lives and spark lockdowns around Australia, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation reassure our donors that the Coronavirus Action Fund is actively supporting research to potentially save lives and assist the response to the pandemic. There are four main areas of support to date: • International COVID-19 treatment trials (ASCOT ADAPT) • Herston Infectious Diseases Institute (HeIDI) • COVID-19 hospital-focused research • Health care worker support COVID-19 Treatment Trials The focus of the Australasian ...

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Congratulations Zoe: an RBWH success story!

Tuesday 17 August 2021 Only a parent could be prouder! When Zoe Robinson was born 11 weeks premature in the early nineties at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), the statistics were grim. One in three babies didn’t survive. This month Zoe is celebrating being named Australian Pharmacy Student of the Year following strong competition at the online PSA21 Virtual. Guess where she works? You got it! RBWH! The Award recognises and celebrates outstanding pharmacy students by showcasing their counselling skills to the pharmacy profession and is a highlight of the Pharmaceutical ...

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