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.

  • Cowdroy Grant deadline extended

    Cowdroy Grant deadline extended

    The deadline for Applications for the 2017 Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant has been extended. This Grant of up to $2000 is available only to rural and regional intensive care registered nurses in Australia and New Zealand to assist with attendance at the ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting or other critical care conference or course....
  • ICU Patient Diaries now offered at Rockingham Hospital

    ICU Patient Diaries now offered at Rockingham Hospital

    The Foundation is pleased to report that, thanks to the outstanding advocacy of our WA Ambassador, Sharon Knapp, and the generous financial support of Western Plant Hire, patients in the Intensive Care Unit of Rockingham General Hospital in WA will now have access to Foundation ICU Patient Diaries to aid them in their psychological recovery. It...
  • 2017 Foundation Grant Expressions of Interest Now Closed

    2017 Foundation Grant Expressions of Interest Now Closed

    Stage 1 of the 2017 Foundation Grant process, Expressions of Interest, has concluded with the deadline for submissions now passed. We are delighted at the range and number of EOIs received again this year and thank all applicants for their efforts. Stage 2 will begin week commencing Monday, 8 May when successful and unsuccessful EOI 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

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."
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.”