Medical research continues to yield great discoveries that increase life expectancies and improve the quality of life for sick kids. Research provides the opportunity for sick children to participate in clinical trials, many of which have saved lives.

Research is expensive, but a child’s life is priceless.

The Centre for Children’s Health Research at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital brings together a large group of experts in a collaborative working environment that is well-equipped to deliver medical and scientific breakthroughs. The outcomes of this collaboration will immediately benefit children and their families by ensuring these breakthroughs are taken from the laboratory directly to the child’s bedside.

The detection and classification of micro-organisims that threaten a child’s life is just one area in which the Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute has achieved international recognition for its research excellence. From developing a test to rapidly diagnose the deadly meningococcal bacteria, to discovering the most effective first-aid treatment for burns, ongoing funding for research is essential to medical breakthroughs that save lives and improve the quality of life for children everywhere.

With facilities that are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the search continues for effective treatments and cures of cystic fibrosis, asthma and other respiratory related illnesses. Researchers at the children’s hospital will remain in pursuit of eradicating infectious diseases, treating burns and traumatic injuries more effectively, and finding ways to improve the life expectancy of kids with cancer thanks to vital information being provided by the Tumour Bank.

“If it wasn’t for the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s support, I wouldn’t be here.”
– Associate Professor Theo Sloots, QCMRI Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory

Your financial support of this important work will help ensure your children’s hospital researchers will make the possibility of new discoveries and treatments a reality.

We provide grants to public hospitals throughout Queensland to help purchase medical equipment and support the delivery of innovative healthcare services for sick children.

We also fund scholarships for the children’s research centre through annual funding rounds. These scholarships help to establish and support the careers of medical and allied health graduates who have an exceptional track-record of academic performance and experience.

For more information on our grants or research scholarships please contact grants@childrens.org.au.