Donations fund Extraordinary Opportunities Grant Round

Wednesday 17 August 2022 The RBWH Foundation is excited to announce the inaugural Extraordinary Opportunities Grant Round 2022 will be opening for submissions on 1 September, 2022. The Grant Round has been made possible through the extraordinary power of giving to RBWH Foundation Giving Day. The dedication and enthusiasm of Foundation donors and Team Royal fundraisers raised $520,000 to help RBWH make the impossible, possible. Helping RBWH go above and beyond in patient care. The Grants will support transformational projects, including research, which enhance the patient experience at Royal ...

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World-first Research on Hand Burn Injuries

Friday 12 August 2022 A world-first tool to track the long-term outcomes of hand burn injuries is one of the exciting projects to receive funding through the 2022 Anglo American Burn, Skin, and Wound Care Research Grants, in partnership with the RBWH Foundation. Researcher Andrea McKittrick is the Advanced Specialist Occupational Therapist at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and has more than 16 years’ experience in burns care. “During my career I have had consumers tell me the scar is not the problem, they can do most of their daily activities, but some things continue to ...

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RBWH Foundation helps deliver world-first breast scaffold surgery

Thursday 4 August 2022 A world-first surgery at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is paving the way for women globally who require breast reconstruction to access a safer-alternative to silicone implants, which will leave them with nothing but their own natural tissue within two years. The revolutionary procedure, based on decades of research and in funding partnership with the RBWH Foundation, saw first clinical trial patient Moana Staunton have her silicone implants removed and replaced with a 3D printed bioresorbable scaffold. The scaffold, produced by German-based MedTech ...

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Foundation Penthouse Gift to be Auctioned for Charity

Thursday 21 July 2022 The multi-million-dollar beachside penthouse, donated to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation by a Sunshine Coast Grandparents Keith and Glenda Drake, will go under the hammer through Place Projects on August 6, 2022. The Maroochydore apartment was a generous gift from Keith and Glenda who have been long supporters of the RBWH Foundation. The couple moved from the penthouse to an acreage property five years ago with their 57-year-old son who is severely disabled with quadriplegia cerebral palsy, requiring round the clock care. “Glenda and I are ...

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Foundation Partnership Refurbishes RBWH Patient Terrace

Monday 18 July 2022 The outdoor garden area on Level 5 of the RBWH Dr James Mayne Building has been gifted its own ‘Backyard Blitz’ thanks to the RBWH Foundation and ADCO Constructions. RBWH Foundation facilitated the ADCO Constructions Community Day on Monday July 4, which saw about 20 ADCO staff replant garden beds, clean and refurbish concrete areas, and install privacy screens on the Level 5 terrace. RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske said the refurbishment was proving a breath of fresh air for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, their families and friends. “The ...

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Noosa Classic cyclists riding their bikes in the Noosa Hinterlands

Noosa Classic and RBWH Foundation Partner to #MoveForLex

Wednesday 6 July 2022 Are you an avid cyclist? Why not join us and cycle at the Noosa Classic? For the first time, RBWH Foundation is delighted to partner with Noosa Classic – a premier cycling event in Noosa on Sunday 14 August – to raise funds for WeCU, a pilot family support program for the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Constantly evolving and quickly developing a reputation as Queensland’s finest Gran Fondo, the popular event will cater for all riders - from keen amateurs to top-level pros. Triathlete Lex Leary suffered serious ...

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RBWH Foundation Giving Day: 520,000 Reasons to Celebrate!

Tuesday 21 June 2022 A treadmill challenge on national television, featuring two former Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) patients, has helped the RBWH Foundation Giving Day raise more than $520,000 to advance patient care and life-saving research. The 24-hour RBWH Foundation Giving Day, held on Wednesday 15 June, was kickstarted by Seven’s Sunrise program with weather presenter Sam Mac showcasing the work of RBWH health workers and clinician researchers. Sam also featured patients, past and present. RBWH Foundation CEO Simone Garske said Giving Day’s fundraising achieve...

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RBWH Foundation awarded Philanthropic Foundation of the Year

Thursday 16 June 2022 The RBWH Foundation has been announced as inaugural Philanthropic Foundation of the Year by the Queensland Community Foundation in recognition of its commitment to advancing patient care and life-saving research at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). The annual awards celebrate the work of individuals and organisations which make significant contributions to Queensland’s philanthropic sector. (Pictured L-R) RBWH Foundation Board member Lisa Smith, Deputy Board Chair Kristin Devitt, Board Chair Susan Buckley, Board members Leona Murphy and Sharyn ...

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World-first RBWH research links probiotics to premature birth risk

Thursday 16 June 2022 RBWH Foundation-funded research, led by Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Women's and Newborn Services Director of Research, Professor Leonie Callaway, has linked a popular health supplement to a potentially dangerous complication during pregnancy. RBWH researchers are urging women to seek medical advice before taking tablet and powder probiotics while pregnant, following their world-first study which has linked oral probiotics to an increased risk of preeclampsia, a condition which affects about 15-thousand women in Australia every year. Probiotics are ...

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Countdown to RBWH Foundation Giving Day!

Wednesday 8 June 2022 Mark Wednesday 15 June in your calendar because the third RBWH Foundation Giving Day 2022 is an event you will not want to miss! It’s the day Queenslanders rally to show gratitude to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) healthcare heroes for their tireless work, excellent patient care and life-saving research. Every dollar donated by 15 June will again be doubled this year, for twice the impact, thanks to the generosity of RBWH Foundation corporate supporters and generous individuals. It’s also an opportunity to have some fun! Help our Giving ...

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