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.

  • ‘Whose line is it anyway?’ – a seminar/dinner

    ‘Whose line is it anyway?’ – a seminar/dinner

    Another seminar and networking opportunity for ICU staff based in Brisbane and surrounds has been organised by AVATAR in collaboration with the Foundation. A seminar/dinner will be held on Monday, 26 March to explore alternative perspectives on the multiple vascular access devices available and to challenge participants to broaden clinical decision-making around VADs. Speakers will include internationally...
  • 2018 Grant Expressions of Interest – Closing this Friday

    2018 Grant Expressions of Interest – Closing this Friday

    A reminder that the  EOI for Applicants 2018 must be completed and submitted by this Friday, 23 March 2018 at 6pm (AEST). Several important aspects of the Foundation Grant process have changed this year.  It is therefore essential that potential applicants should read the 2018 ICF GRANT GUIDELINES FOR EOI APPLICANTS_Stage 1 carefully. Applicants are reminded that Foundation Grant...
  • ‘Jama’ article offers advice for sepsis survivors

    ‘Jama’ article offers advice for sepsis survivors

    An article published in the highly respected and peer-reviewed ‘Journal of the American Medical Association’ has summarised in a completely accessible way, the difficult symptoms experienced by patients following hospitalisation for sepsis. The article by Hallie C Prescott MD, MSc and Derek C Angus MD, MPH begins with a simple, visual representation of the symptoms. Sepsis...

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

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."
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."