The Foundation of Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
RBWH Foundation was first established in 1985 as the charity arm of Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH), Queensland's largest hospital.
While RBWH is part of Queensland Health, funding from the government is limited and there is often no available dollars to pay for certain equipment, training and research that will ensure the Royal remains at the forefront of patient care and on the leading edge of new technology and treatment methods.
The Foundation's role is to fill that funding gap. The Foundation's purpose is to ensure the hospital's doctors, nurses, researchers and allied health professionals are able to achieve optimal patient outcomes by providing them with the knowledge, skills and technology which may not otherwise be afforded to them due to budgetary constraints.
Money raised by RBWH Foundation is therefore used to fund research on the campus, purchase vital pieces of equipment and enable key health professionals to attend additional training programs, conferences and seminars.
To raise these funds, the Foundation relies heavily on the support of the community. It is through the generosity of many individuals, businesses and community groups that we are able to assist the hospital in its life-saving work.