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 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.
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Kaye Frearson is waiting for a life-changing phone call. A call that will give her the news she’s always wanted – a cure for the diabetes she has been living with for over 38 years. read more
While receiving radiation treatment for his advanced localised prostate cancer, Paul Fennell from Whyalla spent over seven weeks in The Hospital Research Foundation’s (THRF) Under Our Roof homes. read more
We are pleased to announce Professor Eric Gowans, along with Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk and Dr Danushka Wijesundara at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research have received funding from the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation to examine new strategies to develop a vaccine for the dangerous Zika virus. read more
For many years Martin Darling suffered from chronic headaches taking a huge toll on his everyday life. The good news is medical research changed his life! read more
Father-of-one Daniel Balmforth never thought heart disease would affect him at such a young age, but what began as him collapsing at work one morning spiralled into four years of visiting the emergency department on a weekly basis. read more
For two years a now 88-year-old Peter Mussared was experiencing debilitating pain in his right leg, reducing his mobility and leaving him unable to cope with living alone in what was his family home of many years. read more
Margaret Harrigan was the first person in South Australia to receive an islet transplant as a treatment for her type 1 diabetes. Now seven years on from her life-changing procedure, Margaret is living diabetes free, a blessing both herself and her loving husband Kerry could never have imagined. read more
When Helen Woodall developed psoriatic arthritis 23 years ago she suffered debilitating pain. Now, research you support has been able to put a stop to this pain and give Helen a new lease on life. read more
Separated from her loving husband and three beautiful children while braving treatment for breast cancer, Karla O’Neill from Whyalla found comfort in a house to call home - The Hospital Research Foundation’s Under Our Roof Project. read more
In 2005, Scott Anderson’s life took a drastic turn.
As the passenger of a motor vehicle on a friend’s property in the Adelaide Hills, an unfortunate driver error left Scott with no other option than to jump out of the vehicle, going at around 75 kilometres per hour. Rolling down a very steep heel, Scott ploughed through a gumtree that had fallen down many years ago. read more