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.

  • Let’s get behind Ed on his amazing bike ride!

    Let’s get behind Ed on his amazing bike ride!

    On Thursday 6 October Ed Litton, ICU doctor and Director of Research at Perth’s Fiona Stanley Hospital, will set off from Sydney’s Bondi Beach to cycle 4000 kilometres across the continent to Cottesloe Beach. And it’s all to raise funds for the Foundation! Every dollar Ed raises will be used by the Foundation to fund research...
  • Free registration to Masterclass: 19 October 2016

    Free registration to Masterclass: 19 October 2016

    Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Medtronic and Mallinckrodt, the Foundation and ANZICS CTG (Clinical Trials Group) are now able to offer free registration to the first 50 people who register for our special, full-day event in Perth on Wednesday, 19 October. Scheduled immediately prior to the Annual Scientific Meeting, the Masterclass theme is ‘How...
  • Foundation funds world-first research

    Foundation funds world-first research

    World-first research funded by the Intensive Care Foundation and the Health Research Council of New Zealand has found paracetamol is safe for treating patients in intensive care and may even help them recover and leave hospital more quickly.

Did you know?

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

Inspiring stories

John Mullen

John Mullen

Chief Executive Officer, Asciano Ltd
"...the experience was literally life changing and they will never know the level of gratitude and admiration that I will retain as long as I live for the teams who work in intensive care."
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."
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."