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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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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View from one of eight auction houses

Mega property auction to advance medical research

Wednesday 24 November 2021 An anonymous couple has generously gifted eight properties to the RBWH Foundation in their will. The properties, which could raise over $5 million, will go to auction on the 10th of December with Place Estate Agents.

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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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