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.

  • EOFY Donors – it’s not too late!

    EOFY Donors – it’s not too late!

    Our sincere thanks to all the generous donors who have remembered us over the past few weeks! All donations to the Foundation contribute to intensive care  research projects and are fully tax-deductible. Our grants can kick-start the careers of researchers whose life-long commitment is to improving survival rates of ICU patients and also improving the...
  • Congratulations to Prof. Rinaldo Bellomo AO

    Congratulations to Prof. Rinaldo Bellomo AO

    We were delighted to see well-deserved recognition of the outstanding work of Prof. Rinaldo BELLOMO, in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours. Prof. Bellomo was made an Officer in the General Division (AO) ‘for distinguished service to intensive care medicine as a biomedical scientist and researcher, through infrastructure and systems development to manage the critically ill,...
  • ICU Nurses! Cowdroy Grants closing 6 July.

    ICU Nurses! Cowdroy Grants closing 6 July.

    The closing date for the Mike Cowdroy and Intensive Care Foundation Education Grant applications is Friday, 6 July. Registered intensive care nurses working in rural and regional areas of Australia and New Zealand are eligible to apply. The grant of up to AUD$2,000 is intended to cover travel, registration and per diem expenses of one...

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.”
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."
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."