Supporting people in hospitals across South Australia through vital health and medical research and improved patient care.
Meet our passionate and dedicated team.
Meet our Board and Governance team.
THRF adopts extremely high transparency standards when reporting our financials.
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.
Do you want to join our team? Check out current career opportunities here.
View some of the commonly asked questions about our organisation.
We are so grateful to those who donate their time and skills to support life-changing medical research. Find out more…
Get in touch with us here.
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) recently supported researchers Dr Eric Smith and Dr Helen Palethorpe from The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research to attend the highly regarded Lorne Cancer Conference, bringing together world-class cancer researchers from across the globe.
The conference was an invaluable opportunity for Dr Smith and Dr Palethorpe to network with the most elite and notable cancer researchers from around the world. Conducting groundbreaking research to save lives from cancer, both Dr Smith and Dr Palethorpe were chosen to share their research findings through a presentation at the conference.
“Sharing my research provided invaluable opportunities to speak with other presenters for potential collaborations. During the conference I was able to visit the trade displays, gaining insight into several challenging techniques which we are looking to adopt in our own cancer research,” Dr Smith said.
“I was grateful to be selected to present a poster presentation on my current research, opening up the opportunity to discuss my work and the latest technologies with experts from renowned institutes, including both national and international,” Dr Palethorpe said.
Attending this conference has given Dr Smith and Dr Palethorpe the opportunity to share their own findings, expand their knowledge and connect with some of the world’s leading cancer researchers with the hope of collaborating in the future.
“The funding provided by THRF and their donors enabled me to gain invaluable experiences which will lead to better outcomes towards cancer research,” Dr Smith said.
“I greatly appreciate the generous support from THRF and their donors,” Dr Palethorpe said.
If you are a researcher and would like to know more about how you can apply for a travel grant, click here.
Researchers Professor Eric Gowans and Dr Danushka Wijesundara from the Virology team at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research both recently attended national and international conferences thanks to The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF). read more
Growing up surrounded by great grandmothers and great aunties, Clare McNally developed a great fondness of older people, which influenced her career, going on to study, research and teach the importance of oral health for elderly people. read more
Attending the World Rhinology Congress, one of the largest ENT conferences in the world was a career highlight for third year PhD student Aden Ho Yin Lau. read more
Lifesaving research is underway dedicated to preventing the heartbreak of bowel cancer. How? By understanding and potentially targeting our own immune cells! read more
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is delighted to announce the recipients in its 2018 Grant Round at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and its research arm, the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research. read more
Thanks to the support of The Hospital Research Foundation’s (THRF) valued donors, cancer researchers Dr Bill Panagopoulos and PhD student Alex Shoubridge from the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) attended a world-leading bone conference in the Clare Valley. read more
The Breast Cancer Research Unit at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) are determined to develop a new immunotherapy treatment to target breast cancer and other heartbreaking cancers affecting our community. read more
We are pleased to share the relocation of a prostate cancer machine, called a Bioruptor that was purchased thanks to your generous support of The Hospital Research Foundation is being relocated to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)! read more
The Hospital Research Foundation along with partner charity Australian Heart Research was proud to send two dedicated Adelaide researchers to the 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Conference in California, giving them an invaluable opportunity to showcase their research as well as network with international researchers. read more