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 the 2016 Grant Recipients!

    Congratulations to the 2016 Grant Recipients!

    At the recent ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth, the 2016 Foundation Grant Awards were announced. Our warmest congratulations to the grant recipients and best of luck for their research projects.
  • Welcome home to Ed Litton, our cycling hero!

    Welcome home to Ed Litton, our cycling hero!

    On Thursday 27 October, 21 long days and 4000 gruelling kilometres after he set off from Sydney’s Bondi Beach, Ed Litton and his cycling buddies Gav and Laurence arrived at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach. Ed’s amazing achievement has raised more than $24,000 for the Foundation and that figure is still climbing! Every dollar Ed raises will be used by...
  • Another successful Masterclass

    Another successful Masterclass

    Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Medtronic and Mallinckrodt, the Foundation and ANZICS CTG (Clinical Trials Group) held a  special, full-day event in Perth on Wednesday, 19 October, just prior to the Annual Scientific Meeting. We are pleased to report that the day was a great success and we thank all of the speakers who guaranteed...

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."
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.”
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."