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.

  • ICU Nurses! 2018 Cowdroy Grant now open

    ICU Nurses! 2018 Cowdroy Grant now open

    The Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant is open to registered intensive care nurses working in rural and regional areas of Australia and New Zealand. The grant of up to AUD$2,000 is intended to cover travel, registration and per diem expenses of one rural critical care nurse to attend the ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific...
  • Congratulations to Sharon and the Intensive Crew!

    Congratulations to Sharon and the Intensive Crew!

    The Foundation sends heart-felt congratulations and thanks to our WA Ambassador Sharon Knapp and her Intensive Crew who, on Sunday, 27 May, once again participated in the HBF Run for a Reason, raising important important funds for the Foundation. Sharon reminded us why she believes in the Foundation and its work : “There are so...
  • Osler Discount for ICU Clinical Staff

    Osler Discount for ICU Clinical Staff

    Osler Technology and clinical excellence go together! The Foundation is pleased to partner with Osler in offering a $60 discount to clinical staff who subscribe via this site. And Osler will donate $60 to the Foundation for every new subscription. That’s a win for everyone! The Foundation’s mission to save lives by funding research and...

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

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."
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."