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.
  • EOI Now Open

    EOI Now Open

    2019 Intensive Care Foundation Granting round opens 18 March 2019. Expressions of Interest OPEN: Monday 18 March 2019 at 8am (AEST) Expressions of Interest CLOSE: Monday 29 April 2019 6pm (AEST)

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.”
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."
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."