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.

  • Foundation-funded study leads to $2.1m Grant

    Foundation-funded study leads to $2.1m Grant

    In 2013 A/Professor Glenn Eastwood from Austin Health was awarded a Foundation Research Grant for just $13,320 to carry out a pilot feasibility and safety randomised controlled trial into therapeutic hypercapnia (higher then normal levels of carbon dioxide in the blood) after cardiac arrest. We were therefore delighted to learn just before Christmas that Glenn’s...
  • New year update on research outcomes

    New year update on research outcomes

    We’re so pleased to be able to publish exciting research findings from projects funded by the Foundation back in 2012. These studies concerning the use of paracetamol in the ICU and the functioning of the kidney in patients suffering from septic shock are likely to generate further research and impact on treatment of patients in ICUs...
  • 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.

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.”
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."