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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TQEH was opened in 1954 and quickly established a reputation as a leader in medical research. In 1965, Australia’s first successful kidney transplant operation was performed at TQEH. The hospital has a proud and strong tradition of providing excellent clinical care, teaching and research, and has developed a fine reputation as a teaching hospital.
TQEH’s research arm, the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research is the productive research arm of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and home to almost 200 researchers and research administrative staff. You can read more about the BHI here.
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Can Botox really be used for treating patients who have lost movement from a debilitating stroke? read more
With support from The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), Dr Katharina Richter has developed a new gel treatment currently in clinical trials to fight superbugs or antibiotic-resistant bacteria like golden staph. read more
A groundbreaking new research project coordinated by The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) has secured national funding to change the way patients undergoing elective coronary stenting are treated across the state. read more
It’s inevitable that at some point in all our lives we’ll end up in hospital, which is why The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is dedicated to ensuring you and your loved ones receive the best care available to you during your stay. read more
With the support of The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF), rheumatologist Associate Professor Catherine Hill and her team at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital are kick-starting a pilot study for a new life-changing treatment for osteoarthritis in the hand. read more
Research underway at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) is tackling a serious problem facing many diabetics in the community – foot ulcers. read more
Tim Lamming’s life was turned upside down after he was diagnosed with MINOCA. He’s been experiencing severe daily chest pain ever since, but lives in hope that Professor John Beltrame will bring an end to his pain with his world-first life-changing research supported by THRF. read more
We're excited to announce Professor John Beltrame is the recipient of our inaugural Basil Hetzel Translational Grant. With his team, Prof Beltrame will pioneer the causes and treatment of patients living with chest pain following an ‘unexplained heart attack’.
The Hospital Research Foundation is thrilled to donate $195,520 to the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Palliative Care Unit ensuring the team can provide the utmost care to patients and their families when they need it most. read more