Royal Giving Day 2019 Outcomes

Monday 31 May 2021 Royal Giving Day 2019 Outcomes The response to our inaugural Royal Giving Day in 2019 was simply overwhelming. Thanks to the generosity of corporate and community donors, RBWH Foundation was able to raise just over $500,000. All of those funds, 100%, have been allocated to RBWH clinical priorities - research, staff education and training; and patient care. In 2021, with your help, we can save even more lives, fund more research and support additional patient friendly projects. 2019 Outcomes Research ICU: Antibiotic dosing in critically ill ...

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Meet our inspirational Royal Giving Day star!

Monday 24 May 2021 Meet Vicki Baker, the inspirational star of our Royal Giving Day campaign. Upper Caboolture primary school principal Vicki Baker was diagnosed with aggressive skull base cancer, not once, but twice. Invasive surgery to remove her tumour meant almost half of Vicki’s face to be reconstructed. The second time Vicki was diagnosed, she had only one wish – to live long enough to hold her newborn twin granddaughters, Maisie and Millie, pictured here with big sister Evie and her husband Russell. The long-awaited twins were born prematurely during COVID-19 hospital ...

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Join our Royal Volunteers! 

Monday 24 May 2021 Did you know TIME, donated by volunteers, is priceless to RBWH Foundation?   If you have a few spare hours, we would love you to help us as a Royal Giving Day volunteer on Tuesday June 22 .We only need a few hours of your time. We have several locations in the Brisbane CBD which require street collectors. Date:                    Tuesday 22nd June 2021 Times:                 7am – 9am 11am – 1pm 4pm – 6pm Locations:         King George Square 8 x Various City locations   We will ...

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Raise it for the Royal! June 23, 2021

Monday 24 May 2021 Raise it for the Royal! Royal Giving Day June 23 Double your donation to double the difference!   The countdown is well and truly on to Royal Giving Day, Wednesday June 23. Royal Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising appeal – a day when Queenslanders can show their support and gratitude to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and our healthcare heroes, and help RBWH Foundation raise much-needed funds. Who can forget our inaugural Raise it for the Royal when RBWH was transformed into a sea of ruby and sporting heroes mingled with starstruck ...

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A Preview of Hospital of the Future

Tuesday 11 May 2021 There is nothing Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation takes pride in more, than showcasing the innovation, excellence and patient care that occurs at RBWH every day. Established as the leading philanthropic funding partner of RBWH, the Foundation’s role is to bring together Government, philanthropic partners and community in support of cutting edge medical and clinician-led research, latest equipment and technologies, and evidence-based patient care programs. We were honoured to host Queensland members of Women Chiefs of Enterprises Interna...

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Twelve-month anniversary of COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday 4 March 2021 March 11, 2021, marked a somber anniversary – the one-year mark since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It’s also twelve months since Mr Luca Fu, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation Board Member and Managing Director of YFG Shopping Centres, made the first donation to the RBWH Foundation Coronavirus Action Fund. It was a donation that, within weeks, would result in the most critical - and overwhelmingly successful - fundraising campaign in our 35-year history. Thanks to the generosity of you, our ...

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Clinician feedback needed for RBWH gestational diabetes research

Tuesday 16 February 2021 Temporary changes to the national screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes during COVID-19 restrictions, as developed by Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), may result in new Australian guidelines. A formal evaluation of the changes, which could see around 19 out of 20 women avoiding an oral glucose tolerance test by having a one-off fasting blood test instead, is being funded by the RBWH Foundation Coronavirus Action Fund. About 15 per cent of pregnant Australians are diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), usually between the 24th and ...

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A Leader in the Care of Sick Babies

Monday 14 December 2020 Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) has a reputation for being a leader in the care of premature and sick babies.   Around 1600 premature and sick babies are admitted every year to the Hospital's Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit (GSNU) for specialist care and management.   Any baby born less than 37 week's gestation, or which requires diagnosis and care for surgical, genetic or breathing problems, will be cared for by this incredible team. Care ranges from very simple and delicate procedures to the most stringent infection control and vigilant monitoring ...

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What exactly is Convalescent plasma?

Monday 21 September 2020 Written by Associate Professor Zoe McQuilten, Monash University On 23 August, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorisation (EUA) for convalescent plasma collected from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 (COVID-19 convalescent plasma). This has generated much interest in convalescent plasma as a therapy for COVID-19. Convalescent plasma is a treatment arm in ASCOT. Participants are randomised (like the flip of a coin) to either receiving convalescent plasma or the usual best standard of care without convalescent plasma. W...

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Funding needed for non-invasive treatment for prostate cancer

Thursday 3 September 2020 RBWH Foundation has launched a major fundraising campaign for ground-breaking Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital research into immunotherapy for prostate cancer. The ‘Donate for Prostate’ campaign coincides with September’s International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Father’s Day on September 6. “It’s a tragic statistic that more men die of prostate cancer, than women die from breast cancer,” said RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske. “Government funding is not available for this research so it is vital we do everything we can to protect our ...

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