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.

  • Congratulations to Cowdroy Grant Recipients

    Congratulations to Cowdroy Grant Recipients

    We are pleased to announce that Ms Dia Nye, ICU nurse from Queensland’s Townsville Hospital, and Mr Stephen Head, acute care/emergency nurse at Buller Hospital in NZ’s West Coast, are both recipients of 2017 Mike Cowdroy& ICF Education Grants for rural nurses. Grants of $1000 each will support these young professionals in attending courses that...
  • Foundation & AVATAR collaborate on ASM Workshop

    Foundation & AVATAR collaborate on ASM Workshop

    A workshop entitled ‘Achieving optimal vascular access care: 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...
  • 2017 Grants: Update for Applicants

    2017 Grants: Update for Applicants

    The Grant process rolls on and the Foundation’s independent Scientific Review Committee, chaired by Professor Anne Holland, will meet later this month to review applications and arrive at a set of recommendations for consideration by the Foundation Board. As always, grants will be announced at the ANZICS/ACCCN  ASM dinner in October. Stay tuned!

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

Clive Mathieson

Clive Mathieson

Editor, The Australian
"One way you can support these great people is through the Intensive Care Foundation which funds the research needed to maintain and improve the world leading standard of intensive care here."
Darryl Sabin

Darryl Sabin

Survivor, author and motivational speaker
“When almost all hope is lost the specialists from intensive care will do everything possible to help their patients find a way back. The tougher it gets the tougher they try.”
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."