There is no greater generosity than that which saves a life

The RBWH Foundation is the charity that supports RBWH, STARS, and other prestigious research Institutes and Centres at the Herston Health Precinct, helping to fund life-saving research and advances in patient care.

The RBWH Foundation exists to connect those who wish to give with the most potent opportunities to make a difference, now and in the future. Our connection with RBWH inspires us. 

In 2022, the RBWH Foundation was honoured to be named inaugural Queensland Community Foundation Philanthropic Foundation of the Year for our work supporting the incredible health professionals at Queensland’s largest hospital.

RBWH has a global reputation for excellence and world-leading discoveries that result in innovations and improvements in patient care. As the Foundation for RBWH, we work closely with health professionals to achieve the goals of providing the very best patient outcomes, and to be at the forefront of better healthcare for everyone.

RBWH is one of the top


hospitals in the world (Newsweek)

RBWH has over


multidisciplinary staff

Herston Health Precinct has  


staff and students

Our strong relationship with RBWH and leading research institutes creates opportunities for donors to channel their passion, commitment and legacy into what matters most to them. From showing support for our health workers, to donations that give brilliant young minds the start in research that can lead to significant discoveries and improved patient outcomes. The RBWH Foundation team works closely with individuals, families and organisations to connect with causes that truly make a difference.

Our Purpose

Saving lives through the extraordinary power of giving

Our Mission

Together, we advance patient care and life-saving research  

Our Impact

We create opportunities to connect givers to great causes

Partnerships with local and global impact

As well as providing support to help RBWH go above and beyond for patients and families, the RBWH Foundation partners with STARS, Redcliffe Hospital, and significant institutes in the Herston Health Precinct, to raise funds for patient care and life-saving research.

Beyond our own borders, RBWH health professionals provide support and expertise to neighbouring countries, respond to natural disasters and train some of the world’s upcoming researchers and clinicians.

Who we support

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)

RBWH is one of the largest referral, teaching and research hospitals in the Southern Hemisphere. The hospital provides highly specialised clinical services for Queensland and Australia including maternal foetal medicine, burns and trauma, advanced medical imaging, and neonatology. The nearly 1000-bed hospital employs more than 8,000 staff and treats more than 600,000 patients each year.

Jamieson Trauma Institute

The Jamieson Trauma Institute is revolutionising how trauma services are delivered - bringing together a unique and integrated group of services including intensive care, burns, rehabilitation and military medicine to conduct cutting-edge trauma research to save lives. 

STARS (Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service)

STARS is a new 182-bed public specialist rehabilitation and surgical service which delivers acute long-stay specialist geriatric and rehabilitation care, and elective short-stay surgery services. STARS health professionals are conducting research, including rehabilitation research to improve recovery. 

Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI)

HBI is the first research institute of its kind – advancing knowledge and technology in 3D scanning, 3D modelling and 3D printing of medical devices, bone, cartilage and human tissue.

Perinatal Research Centre

The Perinatal Research Centre is committed to improving perinatal health through world-class biomedical and clinical research, and translating research advances into clinical practice and better health outcomes for mothers and babies.

Herston Infectious Diseases Institute

The Herston Infectious Diseases Institute (HeIDi) was funded by RBWH Foundation donors through the RBWH Foundation Coronavirus Action Fund. HeIDi provides a vehicle to drive local, national and international collaboration that advances infectious disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and tracking.

Research Alliance for Urban Goori Health (RAUGH)

The Alliance leads world-class research and evaluation to substantially accelerate Australia’s progress towards closing the gap in life expectancy and achieving health equality for urban First Peoples in greater north Brisbane.

Comprehensive Breast Cancer Institute

The Comprehensive Breast Cancer Institute brings together professionals involved with breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, primary care providers and researchers with the ultimate goal of preventing and finding a cure for breast cancer.

Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre

Conducting research to advance treatment and care for burns and critically ill or injured patients through world-class, evidence-based, clinical practice.

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