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.

  • Masterclass: 19 October 2016

    Masterclass: 19 October 2016

    This year, the Foundation and ANZICS CTG (Clinical Trials Group) are joining forces to run a special, full-day event in Perth on Wednesday, 19 October. Scheduled immediately prior to the Annual Scientific Meeting and co-sponsored by Medtronic and Mallinckrodt, the Masterclass theme is ‘How do we improve patient outcomes?’. The program will incorporate CTG’s Spring Research Forum,...
  • Research Grant Update

    Research Grant Update

    The 2016 Foundation Grants process is now entering its final stages. Following some splendid work from our team of volunteer reviewers, all the reviews, questions and Applicant responses have been received and over the coming weeks the Foundation's Scientific Review Committee will make their assessments and pass on final Grant recommendations to the Board in September. Grant Awards will be …
  • Discussing ‘Death over Dinner’

    Discussing ‘Death over Dinner’

    'Death over Dinner' is a global movement that is creating conversations about end of life issues and what it means to have a 'good death'. Foundation Board member and intensive care specialist, A/Prof Neil Orford, took part in this thought-provoking discussion which aired recently on ABC TV's Lateline program. Click on the heading for the link.
  • 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

Darryl Sabin

Darryl Sabin

Survivor, author and motivational speaker
“When almost all hope is lost the specialists from intensive care will do everything possible to help their patients find a way back. The tougher it gets the tougher they try.”
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."