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.

  • Research Grant EOIs

    Research Grant EOIs

    Once again we are pleased to have received a strong response to our request for Expressions of Interest, the first stage in our annual Research Grant process. A blind assessment of the EOIs by the Foundation Board's Scientific Review Committee will take place over the next few weeks and early in May applicants will be advised as to whether or not they will be invited to submit a full Grant Application. All EOI applicants will be contacted.
  • Cowdroy Education Grants for Nurses

    Cowdroy Education Grants for Nurses

    Applications are now invited for the 2016 Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant. The intention of the Grant is to cover travel, registration and per diem expenses of one rural critical care nurse to attend the ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) or other critical care-related conference or course.
  • Foundation funds world-first research

    Foundation funds world-first research

    World-first research funded by the Intensive Care Foundation and the Health Research Council of New Zealand has found paracetamol is safe for treating patients in intensive care and may even help them recover and leave hospital more quickly.

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

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.”
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."