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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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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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
Three years ago Katharina Richter started her PhD with a determination to improve the lives of people living with a debilitating condition, Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS). We’re very pleased to share that she’s achieved just that! read more
With the hot summer sun in Australia, it may come as no surprise that melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer to affect young people between the age of 15 and 39 years old. There is hope on the horizon, in the last ten years new treatments have developed which harness a patient’s own immune system to fight metastatic melanoma. 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
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