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 ASM Workshop booked out

    Foundation ASM Workshop booked out

    We have been delighted with the interest in our workshop entitled ‘Achieving optimal vascular access care: thinking outside the central line-CLABSI box‘ which has been offered free to participants registered for the ANZICS/ACCCN ASM at the Gold Coast in October. Such has been the level of interest that we have now closed registration. To be held...
  • 2017 Research Grants: Announcing 13 October

    2017 Research Grants: Announcing 13 October

    The Foundation’s independent Scientific Review Committee, chaired by Professor Anne Holland, delivered a set of Grant recommendations that were considered by the Foundation Board when they met early in September Grants will be announced at the ANZICS/ACCCN  ASM dinner on Friday, 13 October. Good luck to all applicants!

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

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."
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.”