At the Intensive Care Foundation we are dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients, through funding vital clinical research. Our overall aim is to improve the number of lives saved and the quality of those lives, for those unlucky enough to end up in Intensive Care.

Cowdroy GRANT

Applications now invited from rural nurses

An annual education grant for rural nurses is funded by income earned from the Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Trust. 

This grant covers 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.

The Trust was established by Peter and Annie Cowdroy in memory of their son, Mike, a well-known country rock musician from the band Southbound, who died in intensive care after a horrific car crash in 2003.

Applications are now invited.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday,   17 September at 5pm. 







    Dwayne,with proud parents Sharon and Allen


Inaugural Fellow of the Foundation 


Congratulations to Sharon Knapp, our star fundraiser from Perth, who has been nominated by the Board to become the inaugural Fellow of the Foundation, a newly created designation reserved for our most valued supporters.

Since 2012, Sharon and her wonderful family and friends have raised significant funds through a range of successful fun runs, donut drives, high teas and other fundraising activities.

Inspired by the remarkable recovery and brave spirit of her son Dwayne (below left), who survived life-threatening injuries in 2009, Sharon has been a tireless advocate and fundraiser for the Foundation. In recognition of her great contribution she will be presented with a framed certificate  at a celebratory luncheon in Perth.

On Sunday 25 May, Sharon  and her amazing 'Intensive Crew'  once again participated in the HBF Run for a Reason, raising $12,510 for the Foundation. Another brilliant effort!


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