Supporting people in hospitals across South Australia through vital health and medical research and improved patient care.
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Supports research into the detection, management & treatment of breast cancer.
Funding research into prostate cancer prevention, detection & treatment.
Improving heart health through advances in knowledge & research to beat heart disease.
Our aim is to reduce & eliminate the high incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes.
Supports health and wellbeing research & programs for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
Driving collaboration, innovation & research to develop best-practice arts, design & health programs.
Supporting world-class stroke research to improve prevention, diagnosis & acute treatment to cure stroke.
Providing donor stool to treat patients with bowel conditions and foster research into faecal transplant as a treatment.
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Commonly associated with the development of diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic dysfunction and heart disease, obesity is an area in dire need of new and innovative ways to combat its prevalence. Dr Doan Ngo, who explained her career was born and bred at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), is the 2015 recipient of The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Mid-Career Research grant of $120,000 per annum for three years. read more
Riding to support South Australian country cancer patients, two pelotons of inspiring cyclists and a convoy of dedicated volunteers completed a 1000km journey across regional South Australia in March for Mercer SuperCycle 2015. read more
This year, we’re celebrating a major milestone – 50 years of kidney transplants in Australia, beginning at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH).
The first successful transplant occurred at TQEH on 21st February 1965 when Mr Domenic Centofanti gave a kidney to his son-in-law, Mr Peter Tirimacco, in an operation performed by Dr Peter Knight. read more
THRF Ambassador and Breast Cancer survivor, Jenni Eyles has reflected on what the Under Our Roof Project will mean to country cancer patients. These two three-bedroom homes, being built with family and frailty in mind, will open later this year for country cancer patients who need to come to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) for treatment. read more
Researchers are closer to unlocking the mystery of a serious and largely misunderstood condition that plagues many breastfeeding women – mastitis.
Mastitis is a painful breast disease that occurs during breastfeeding, which can cause severe flu-like symptoms and reduce milk supply. It is an extremely common condition, affecting about one in four breastfeeding women. read more
Joe Wrin from the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research reflects on the value of patient participation in medical research. read more
Researchers in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) are testing the link between heart activity and a shortened life expectancy.
Their initial study may now lead to a state-wide collection of evidence. read more
On Saturday 14th March, Maria and Chris Giannoudis along with their friend, Jim Makris hosted the 14th annual Cancer Support Dinner Dance, raising over $28,000 for vital research into cancer and heart diseases through THRF. read more
German born and educated with research and work experience stints in New Zealand, Switzerland and Denmark, Katharina Richter is now hoping to change the lives of those suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) through her PhD at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI). read more