Supporting people in hospitals across South Australia through vital health and medical research and improved patient care.
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THRF adopts extremely high transparency standards when reporting our financials.
Supports research into the detection, management and treatment of breast cancer.
Funds vital medical research into the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as preventing the metastatic spread of the disease.
We are passionate and determined to improve heart health and beat heart disease through advances in knowledge and research.
Our aim is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the high incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes in Australia and around the world.
Supports health and wellbeing research for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
Driving collaboration, innovation and research to develop best-practice arts, design and health programs.
Supporting world-class stroke research to improve prevention, diagnosis and acute treatment to cure stroke.
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Your donation makes a difference to the lives of our family, friends and the wider community – everyday.
For every $1 you donate, we provide over $4 in grants to research and patient care. This is because our administration costs are covered by our commercial business activities (such as our lottery program), which also boosts our funds to research and patient care each year. You can feel proud knowing your donation makes an even bigger impact to the health and wellbeing of your community.
Our audited financial statements can be viewed here at your convenience.
The Hospital Research Foundation prides itself on allocating the generous donations received from our donors to the research projects in a transparent, fair and equitable fashion through our Research Review Committee.
To increase the accountability of money spent and to ensure a transparent transfer of funds from The Hospital Research Foundation to researchers, THRF funding is gifted on a competitive application basis. To ensure this application and review process is fair and equitable The Hospital Research Foundation has established a completely independent Research Review Committee (RRC). This committee is comprised of esteemed Australian researchers.
The Committee will determine the best way to allocate the money donated by The Hospital Research Foundation to the researchers. This Research Review Committee system is vital as it allows money to be allocated on strong academic basis and scientific capability, and is an important step towards creating an impartial system that demonstrates consistency across all funding by The Hospital Research Foundation.
Chair: Professor Colin Johnston AO, Professor of Medicine & Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Melbourne
Professor Judith Whitworth- a previous Chief Medical Officer of the Commonwealth and former Director of the John Curtain School of Medical Research at ANU. She has interest in Renal Medicine, Translational research & Health Policy.
Professor Rick Kefford- a medical oncologist, clinic-laboratory investigator and Professor of Cancer Medicine at Macquarie University.
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