The breadth and depth of our work

Extraordinary opportunities to save lives

Because of the vast number of health services provided by the three hospitals RBWH Foundation supports and the world-leading research conducted at RBWH, STARS, Redcliffe Hospital, and the Institutes and Centres at the Herston Health Precinct, RBWH Foundation raises funds for almost every health area, providing extraordinary opportunities for donors to help save lives. Read on to find out about some of the important health areas that the RBWH Foundation supports.

Medical Research

In the past year alone, 700 potentially life-saving research projects occurred at RBWH. With your support we can achieve so much more.

Curing Cancer

RBWH Cancer Care conducts cutting-edge clinical trials to develop new cancer treatments, giving many cancer patients the gift of more time. Find out more about life-saving projects like these.

Saving Lives Globally

As one of the largest teaching and research hospitals in the Southern Hemisphere RBWH impacts far beyond its Herston campus. 

Infectious Diseases

RBWH and the Herston Infectious Diseases Institute are world-leaders in infectious diseases research and treatment. Your support could help save countless lives. 

Premature and Sick Babies

15% of babies who are born 12-weeks premature do not survive. Your donation could help change this statistic. 

ICU Family Care

RBWH Foundation donors have funded a two-year pilot program providing care and comfort for families with loved ones in Intensive Care. You can help extend this vital program.

Mental Health

RBWH Foundation supports youth mental health research and care projects. Find out more about how this work is saving and improving lives.  


Help our researchers investigate new treatments for neurological diseases and injuries such as brain injuries, stroke, Alzheimers and MND. 

Critically Sick and Injured

The RBWH Intensive Care Unit has a remarkable 92% survival rate and works closely with the Jamieson Trauma Institute. Donor support can improve ICU survival and recovery rates even further.

Who we support

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (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 about 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.