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 & 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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In January of 2018, The Hospital Research Foundation moved its financial year to align with the calendar year (January – December). This allows us to work more seamlessly with the research institutes we provide funding for, ensuring our support of research is the most efficient it can be. read more
Still grieving the loss of his loving father who passed away from prostate cancer at the age of 94, 68-year-old John Murray found himself diagnosed with the same heartbreaking disease in June last year. read more
It was a pain in her right breast, like that of a torn muscle, which led young mother Kate Shields to a breast cancer diagnosis that she never saw coming. In January last year the 38-year-old mother was diagnosed with aggressive hormonal breast cancer. read more
Always fit and healthy, 56-year-old Deb Holsman never thought she would be diagnosed with breast cancer, let alone one of the most heartbreaking forms of the disease. read more
Did you know approximately one person has a stroke every 10 minutes in Australia? Stroke is the third leading cause of death and around 1 in 6 of us will have a stroke during our lifetime. read more
Fighting fit for all his life, 86-year-old Alan Cooper has suffered three strokes in the last four years, with the most recent one only a few short months ago. read more
Avid Adelaide Crows supporters for 20 years, loving couple of 49 years Dawn and Robert Cunningham were travelling from their hometown in Port Pirie to Adelaide for the preliminary final between the Adelaide Crows and Geelong when the unthinkable happened – Robert suffered a stroke. read more
Thanks to your generous support, each year The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) funds travel grants to support researchers and students to attend various conferences and meetings relevant to their field of research, having the opportunity to network with fellow researchers around the globe. read more
You may remember 41-year-old father-of-two Gerry Roussianos and his loving wife Theonie who last year shared their heartbreaking story of Gerry being diagnosed with atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS). read more
Loving mother of five, 33-year-old Felicity Plew and her husband Simon’s world came crashing down when she was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma, an aggressive and currently incurable brain cancer. read more