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The Hospital Research Foundation Group fights for cures and improved care for our community.
Our purpose is simple – to improve the health and wellbeing of the community though world-leading medical research and patient care initiatives, from birth to end-of-life.
10000000 $ to improve care through the new Bragg Comprehensive Cancer Centre
3288 patients benefiting from art, music and diversional therapy programs
1250000 $ to advance research and treatments for people with heart disease
600 children with cancer to be treated with lifesaving proton therapy
We support more than 50 areas of medical research and patient care
We fight against cancer, heart disease, mental illness, diabetes and much more, from birth to end-of-life and the many devastating diseases in between.
Your support has an impact!
When you give to The Hospital Research Foundation Group, 100% of your donation – plus more – goes to the cause! That’s because our administration costs are covered by our commercial business activities, which also boosts our funds to research and patient care each year.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group consists of 12 charities, helping to maximise efficiencies and give you the choice of supporting an area of research close to your heart. We are stronger together!
Australian Breast Cancer Research
Australian Breast Cancer Research (ABCR) is a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group. This research focuses on detection, management and treatment of breast cancer to help minimise the impact on Australian families. The research is both clinical and lab based with all donations going straight to breast cancer research.
For more information on Australian Breast Cancer Research and how you can support world-class breast cancer research please visit the ABCR website.
Australian Heart Research
Australian Heart Research (AHR) is a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group. We are passionate about improving heart health and beating heart disease by advancing knowledge and research.
With one Australian dying from heart disease every 12 minutes, we are focused on delivering disease prevention strategies, improving diagnostics, treatments and hospital care to patients around Australia.
Donations to Australian Heart Research go directly towards beating heart disease.
Find out more about Heart Research, please visit the website.
Australian Prostate Cancer
Australian Prostate Cancer (APC) is a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group. Australian Prostate Cancer was established to help fund vital medical research into the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as preventing the metastatic spread of the disease.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of internal cancer in Australia with 1 in 4 men at risk of developing prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer also claims more men’s lives in this country than breast cancer does in women every year.
Donations to Australian Prostate Cancer go directly towards research into prostate cancer. To find out more about APC please visit the website.
Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia
Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) is a partner charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group. It supports ground-breaking medical research into some of the most chronic diseases in Australia and around the world.
By supporting clinical and laboratory research, KTDRA plays a lead role in increasing awareness as well as development and delivery of effective therapies and better care for patients with kidney disease, diabetes and those needing a transplant.
To Find out more about Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia you can visit their website.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Creative Health
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Group – Creative Health is a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group. It drives and fosters collaboration, innovation and research into arts, design and health programs to enhance the healthcare experience for patients, families, medical staff and the community across South Australian public hospitals.
If you would like to learn more about the services offered by THRF Group – Creative Health or would like to support the charity, please visit the THRF Group – Creative Health website.
Military and Emergency Services Health Australia
Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA), previously The Road Home has been a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group since 2015. MESHA is a collaborative research institute dedicated to shaping and improving policy, programs and services for current and former members of the Australian military and emergency service personnel and their families.
MESHA focuses on the delivery of high quality and translational research outcomes that have an immediate and long-term impact on the mental health and wellbeing of Australia’s current and former military as well as frontline workers and their families.
To support MESHA or find out more please visit their website.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Stroke
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Group – Stroke was recently launched encompassing both Cure for Stroke Australia (CFSA) and Stroke SA. The charity is focused on improving stroke health outcomes and supporting world-class stroke research to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment across Australia.
All donations made to The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Group – Stroke go directly towards stroke research. To find out more please visit the website.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Palliative Care
Since the successful merger of The Hospital Research Foundation Group and the Laurel Palliative Care Foundation in 2020, the organisation has been able to deliver even more community support through the expansion of services and investment of millions into vital research.
THRFG – Palliative Care strives to increase palliative care services across South Australian public hospitals to maximise impact and raise awareness about this essential area of patient care.
It shares synergies and services with the Centre for Creative Health, also part of THRF Group, with the incredible work being done in the arts, music and diversional therapy space. To support or find out more please visit their website.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Parkinson's
Parkinson’s South Australia and Northern Territory (PSANT) joined THRF Group in July 2020, providing support and services to people living with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders as well as their carers, family, community and health professionals.
THRFG – Parkinson’s represents and supports the 8,000 people living with Parkinson’s and their family members. A continuum of support is provided from diagnosis and throughout the progression of the disease.
The passionate team is focused on enhancing choice, independence and wellbeing for people living with Parkinson’s. They are also committed to improving vital support services in regional and remote areas and expanding research capabilities to help stop, slow, reverse and eventually cure Parkinson’s. To support or find out more please visit their website.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Arthritis
Arthritis SA joined THRF Group in March 2023, to enhance support services and progress vital medical research to improve the quality of life of people living with Arthritis and related conditions.
Now operating as The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Arthritis, we provide services to the one in four South Australians with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including osteoarthritis, gout, autoimmune arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia and many others.
Our services cover the areas of advocacy, support, education, and research to find a cure or better treatment of arthritis.
Spinnaker Health Research Foundation became a formal partner of The Hospital Research Foundation Group in October 2023.
Spinnaker Health Research Foundation has a proud 27 year history servicing the southern Perth community. The organisation was previously known as the Fremantle Hospital Research Foundation before becoming Spinnaker in 2016 when it expanded to also include the Fiona Stanley Hospital.
In collaboration with The Hospital Research Foundation Group, Spinnaker strives to pioneer the next great discovery and prioritise research that translates findings to clinical practice, ensuring the best possible diagnosis, treatment and care for patients.
Your ongoing support is crucial
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Catalyst grants to support healthcare in SA
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Australian-first to improve men’s health
One-of-a-kind men’s health program set to be established in Adelaide.
Improving access to social services for vulnerable families
Using dedicated ‘health navigators’ to work with vulnerable children and their families
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How to join the fight
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