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.

  • Osler Discount for ICU Clinical Staff

    Osler Discount for ICU Clinical Staff

    Osler Technology and clinical excellence go together! The Foundation is pleased to partner with Osler in offering a $60 discount to clinical staff who subscribe via this site. And Osler will donate $60 to the Foundation for every new subscription. That’s a win for everyone! The Foundation’s mission to save lives by funding research and...
  • Perth’s Intensive Crew are running for the Foundation

    Perth’s Intensive Crew are running for the Foundation

    On Sunday, 27 May our Perth-based Intensive Crew, headed up by WA Ambassador Sharon Knapp, are once again participating in the HBF Run for a Reason. They are seeking your support to help them raise valuable funds for the Foundation. Sharon explains why you might want to consider supporting the Crew: “There are so many...
  • 2018 Research Grant Process

    2018 Research Grant Process

    The Foundation is very pleased with the number of Expressions of Interest received and thanks applicants for their interest. The next stage is in progress with the EOIs now being prepared for blind review by the Foundation’s Scientific Review Committee (SRC). The SRC will assess the EOIs and selected applicants will be invited to submit...

Did you know?

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165,000 people, including 10,000 babies and children, are admitted to Intensive Care Units every year.
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Over 90% survive life threatening accidents or illnesses with the help of intensive care.
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Since 2000 the ICF has supported more than 100 ANZ research projects, providing more than $3m in funding.
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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.”
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."
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."