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.

  • Research Grant Update

    Research Grant Update

    The 2016 Foundation Grants process is now entering its final stages. Following some splendid work from our team of volunteer reviewers, all the reviews, questions and Applicant responses have been received and over the coming weeks the Foundation's Scientific Review Committee will make their assessments and pass on final Grant recommendations to the Board in September. Grant Awards will be …
  • Masterclass: 19 October 2016

    Masterclass: 19 October 2016

    This year, the ANZICS CTG (Clinical Trials Group) and the Foundation are joining forces to run a special full-day event in Perth on Wednesday, 19 October, immediately prior to the Annual Scientific Meeting. Sponsored by Medtronic, the Masterclass theme is ‘How do we improve patient outcomes?’. The program will incorporate CTG’s Spring Research Forum, and will include presentations...
  • Discussing ‘Death over Dinner’

    Discussing ‘Death over Dinner’

    'Death over Dinner' is a global movement that is creating conversations about end of life issues and what it means to have a 'good death'. Foundation Board member and intensive care specialist, A/Prof Neil Orford, took part in this thought-provoking discussion which aired recently on ABC TV's Lateline program. Click on the heading for the link.
  • 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?

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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."
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."
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.”