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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Research supported by THRF is translational in nature and benefits the local community as well as those on a national and global scale.
THRF has been supporting The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research for almost 50 years. Previously called The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation, royal assent was granted to use her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s name in 1964.
More recently, THRF has expanded its support which now includes funding lifesaving research, equipment and projects at:
· The Royal Adelaide Hospital
· The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and its research arm the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research
· The Lyell McEwin Hospital
· The Centre for Cancer Biology
· The Jamie Larcombe Centre
· Australian Breast Cancer Research
· Australian Prostate Cancer
· Australian Heart Research
· Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia
· Cure for Stroke Australia
· The Road Home
· Centre for Creative Health
According to our 2017 donor survey, 97% of our donors think its good practice for charities to own and operate charity brands to reduce expense and increase funds to areas of need!
All research funded by THRF is translational, ‘bench to bedside’ health and medical research – which means research undertaken in the lab, ‘the bench’, is translated into treatments that benefit people at the ‘bedside’ as soon as possible.
THRF supports patient care initiatives that are helping to ensure that your care in hospital is as comfortable as possible and informed by the very latest research outcomes. We support medical research through Major Program Grants, Research Grants, the purchase of laboratory equipment and by providing financial support and scholarships to Postgraduate, Honours and vacation research students.
Find out more about our support of research here.
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