At the Intensive Care Foundation we are dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients, through funding vital research. Our overall aim is to improve the number of lives saved and the quality of those lives, for those who find themselves in intensive care.

  • Foundation & AVATAR collaborate on ASM Workshop

    Foundation & AVATAR collaborate on ASM Workshop

    A workshop entitled ‘Achieving optimal vascular access: thinking outside the central line-CLABSI box‘ will be offered free to participants registered for the ANZICS/ACCCN ASM at the Gold Coast in October. To be held on Wednesday, 11 October, the workshop will be presented by AVATAR in collaboration with the Intensive Care Foundation and sponsorship will support the Foundation’s...
  • 2017 Grants: Update for Applicants

    2017 Grants: Update for Applicants

    The Foundation is very pleased once again with the number and the quality of the Grant Applications received this year. Our blind review process by a team of volunteer reviewers is almost complete and during the week commencing 17 July  many (not all) Applicants will receive an email from the Foundation containing questions from reviewers,...
  • Cowdroy Grants closing

    Cowdroy Grants closing

    The deadline for Applications for the 2017 Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant is 6pm (AEST) on Monday, 10 July. Applicants should expect to hear from the Foundation within the next month.  

Did you know?

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165,000 people, including 10,000 babies and children, are admitted to Intensive Care Units every year.
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Over 90% survive life threatening accidents or illnesses with the help of intensive care.
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Since 2000 the ICF has supported more than 100 ANZ research projects, providing more than $3m in funding.
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There are more than 10,790 nurses and more than 1,000 doctors working in ICUs in Australia and New Zealand.

Inspiring stories

Joanne Spaulding

Joanne Spaulding

Her amazing recovery
"I will be forever grateful to the dedicated, skilled people who work in ICU. Because of them – and a wonderful cardiologist, paramedics, and of course, husband – I have made a full recovery."
Costanza and friends

Costanza and friends

New mothers in ICU
“I never thought I would end up in ICU on a breathing machine struggling to survive. It makes you realise it can happen to anyone whether you are young or old.”
Ian “Molly” Meldrum

Ian “Molly” Meldrum

Pop music legend
"Life can change in the blink of an eye. Or, in my case, a fall from a ladder that landed me in ICU. I urge everyone to support the Intensive Care Foundation."