At the Intensive Care Foundation we are dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients, through funding vital clinical research. Our overall aim is to improve the number of lives saved and the quality of those lives, for those unlucky enough to end up in Intensive Care.


'Life couldn't be sweeter...'

We're always delighted to share the inspiring stories of people who, like the rest of us, never imagined that one day they would be fighting for their lives in a bed in an intensive care unit.

On 22 November, 2012 Hobart mother of three, Joanne Spaulding (below), was getting the family ready for another busy day like any other ...

Jo and her family were suddenly plunged into a nightmare - but this one has a happy ending!

Read what happened in Miracle Stories.





    Dwayne,with proud parents Sharon and Allen


Inaugural Fellow of the Foundation 


Congratulations to Sharon Knapp, our star fundraiser from Perth, who has been nominated by the Board to become the inaugural Fellow of the Foundation, a newly created designation reserved for our most valued supporters.

Since 2012, Sharon and her wonderful family and friends have raised significant funds through a range of successful fun runs, donut drives, high teas and other fundraising activities.

Inspired by the remarkable recovery and brave spirit of her son Dwayne (below left), who survived life-threatening injuries in 2009, Sharon has been a tireless advocate and fundraiser for the Foundation. In recognition of her great contribution she will be presented with a framed certificate  at a celebratory luncheon in Perth.

On Sunday 25 May, Sharon  and her amazing 'Intensive Crew'  once again participated in the HBF Run for a Reason, raising $12,510 for the Foundation. Another brilliant effort!





Show your support for the Foundation

By sporting a Foundation baseball cap or polo-shirt you can show your support and spread the word about the wonderful research that is funded by the ICF.