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.

  • The Foundation at this year’s ASM in Cairns

    The Foundation at this year’s ASM in Cairns

    The Foundation had a presence at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, held in Cairns in early June. The Meeting, organised by the Australian and New Zealand College of Intensive Care Medicine, had as its key theme, Trauma and covered a variety of aspects including Injury, Severity and Treatment.
  • Avant Mutual Group Supports The Foundation

    Avant Mutual Group Supports The Foundation

    The Foundation’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Ian Higgins (left) recently met with Adam Golabek, Head of Partnerships for the Avant Mutual Group.Through their sponsorship of the Intensive Care Foundation, Avant are supporting the Foundations annual research grants.
  • The Nexus Health & Wellness Expo – 8th & 9th September 2018

    The Nexus Health & Wellness Expo – 8th & 9th September 2018

    This 2 day festival is a celebration of everything that is closest to our hearts – HEALTH & FAMILY. Entry is a $5 donation to the Intensive Care Foundation. Kids under 16years are absolutely Free. Head to to purchase your tickets.

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 1990 the ICF has supported more than 100 ANZ research projects, providing nearly $4m 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."
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."


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