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.

  • Research update and networking evening

    Research update and networking evening

    Victorian ICU staff are invited to a special 'Research update and networking evening' to be held at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Thursday, 3 March 2016. This event, entitled 'Clinicians driving excellence in ICU research', is sponsored by Arjohuntleigh and Maquet and will be followed by complimentary drinks. For full program/invitation ... Read More »
  • 2016 Research Grants Update

    2016 Research Grants Update

    The 2016 Intensive Care Foundation Grant round will begin on Tuesday,1 March when potential applicants will be able to access on this site the template for Expressions of Interest. Read More »
  • Genetic research reveals cause of lethal infections in children

    Genetic research reveals cause of lethal infections in children

    A study funded by the Foundation in 2014 and headed by A/Prof Luregn Schlapbach from Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane has used genetic research to explore the cause of lethal infection in previously healthy children. Read More »

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."
Ian “Molly” Meldrum

Ian “Molly” Meldrum

Pop music legend
"Life can change in the blink of an eye. Or, in my case, a fall from a ladder that landed me in ICU. I urge everyone to support the Intensive Care Foundation."