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.

  • 2017 Foundation Grants Awarded

    2017 Foundation Grants Awarded

    The Foundation Chair, Dr Gill Hood, was delighted to present the 2017 Foundation Research Grant Awards at the recent Gala Dinner held at the conclusion of the ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting on the Gold Coast. As usual, the Foundation’s Scientific Review Committee had a challenging time deciding on which research projects to support, such is...
  • Another successful Foundation Workshop

    Another successful Foundation Workshop

    Part of the Foundation’s mission is to assist in the continuing professional development of the medical and allied health professionals working in the field of intensive care.  We were therefore very pleased  with the attendance at our recent  workshop  ‘Achieving optimal vascular access care: thinking outside the central line-CLABSI box‘ which we presented in collaboration with ...
  • 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...

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.”
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.”
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."