Patients in Need

Thursday 20 February 2020 The RBWH Foundation has been a long-time supporter of the ‘Patients in Need’ program at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Helping patients for over 4 years, the program provides emergency supplies and clothing for patients when they need it most. Those supported can include victims of sexual assault, homeless people and mental health patients. RBWH Foundation Volunteer Manager, Simone James, says many organisations have been essential to the program’s success. “The Betty Cares Foundation came on board last year and donated Betty Basics ...

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Eat Walk Engage: Good News for Delirium Prevention

Thursday 13 February 2020 The RBWH Foundation is proud to support the outstanding work of the Eat Walk Engage program at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Eat Walk Engage is an evidence-based multidisciplinary delirium prevention program pioneered at the RBWH helping patients make a faster recovery from hospital. Delirium is a common hospital complication where a person suddenly becomes confused. “Delirium affects around one in three older people in hospital, but the condition is still under recognised by many medical, nursing and allied health professionals,” said RBWH ...

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2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Tuesday 11 February 2020 Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is a world-class health facility, providing excellence in nursing and midwifery care to patients for 150 years. The RBWH is part of Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), the largest and most diverse health service in Queensland. They represent one of Australia’s most dynamic nursing and midwifery workforces, employing more than 3,200 nurses and midwives in clinical, management, education and research roles. 2020 is a special year for the hospital which is celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and ...

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Looking ahead in 2020

Monday 3 February 2020 2019 was a huge year for the RBWH Foundation A big thank you to everyone who helped make our inaugural 2019 Giving Day possible and a huge success. We remain overwhelmed by the generosity from across Australia that resulted in over $524,942 in funds being raised. This amazing contribution will ensure Queenslanders continue to receive the best possible care and treatment. The dedication and support of volunteers, corporate partners, community groups, individuals and the wonderful staff at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital ensured that our goal was not only met, ...

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Royal Run Results

Monday 12 August 2019 The annual Royal Run for Research is over for another year!  Thanks to everyone who braved the cold westerly winds and joined us in Kurilpa Park on Sunday 11 August for the event.  Congratulations to all our winners and a special thank you to our sponsors - 13Cabs, EFM and QBank!  To see all the race results click here.      

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2020 Robert & Janelle Bird Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Thursday 1 August 2019 Applications are now open for RBWH & RBWH Foundation's 2020 Robert & Janelle Bird Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (opened 15 November 2019). Applications close 5pm Friday 2 December 2019. The intention of the Fellowships is to support current staff members who have recently gained their PhD to continue to develop their program of research. The Fellowships are offered on an annual basis but can be renewed for one year to a total of two years based on satisfactory annual progress. Please read the Fellowships Advice to Applicants for full details on the ...

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2020 China Trek

Tuesday 2 July 2019 The RBWH Foundation China Trek 2020 will raise money for RBWH researchers to complete their promising and ground-breaking research into early detection tests for prostate cancer. You can help bring about the next major breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnostics by joining the China Trek 2020. Winding its way across the north of China, from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert, the Great Wall of China stands as one of mankind’s most impressive architectural accomplishments. On the China Trek 2020, you’ll travel through history to the very heart of China’s ancient ...

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Beaudine’s life has been one big adventure.

Thursday 30 May 2019 Beaudine and her 11 siblings live an extraordinary life with their parents. For 15 years, they have travelled Australia in their beloved bus, The Gauntlet, working as camel drovers and station hands. Three years ago, while passing through the Top End in their beloved bus, they stopped at Robin’s Falls for a quick swim and cool off. Crocodiles were known to frequent the swimming hole, but the experienced travelers did a thorough check of the water and knew they were safe. Their dog Barkley, however, had other ideas and took off in the direction of the sunbathing ...

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2019 Phoebe Eales Melanoma Research Grants

Tuesday 12 March 2019 Applications are now open for the 2019 Phoebe Eales Melanoma Research Grants (opened 11 March 2019). Applications close on 15 April 2019. Applications must support RBWH's vision of providing the Diamond Standard of Cancer Care to its patients with two grants of up to $40,000 available for research programs focused on Melanoma. Grants will be awarded on merit and decided upon by the Diamond Care Committee which includes representatives of RBWH Foundation, the RBWH Research Advisory Committee and the RBWH Executive. These grants have been made possible through funds ...

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