WHO WE ARE
At Flinders Foundation, our purpose is you.
We want you, our community, to live a longer and happier life.
That’s why every day, our team works to support the leading clinicians and researchers across Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University to deliver better research, treatment, and care, and ensure they are equipped with the latest technology, in the best environment. From cancer and mental health, to neonatal care, and everything in between
- we’re working together to prevent, cure and care.
You can help bring a smile to the faces of kids like David
Before he was two, David had already had 28 ambulance rides to hospital. That’s 28 stays away from home. Away from his big sister Lilly. And away from his favourite place – the park.
A hospital can be a scary place for a young child. But your kind gift today will help fund a playground and outdoor space for kids like David, supporting young patients to recover quicker and get out of hospital, sooner.
Thanks to generous supporters, corporate partners and fundraisers in our community, new discoveries are being made across a range of diseases, illnesses and social issues and extra support is available to patients and their families across the Flinders medical precinct.
Take a look at our latest news below and read more about how we're all working together to prevent, cure and care.
FibroScan Arrives at Flinders
Thanks to generous community support, patients at Flinders Medical Centre, and across regional and remote South Australia, are now receiving the monitoring they need to help detect liver cancer before it’s too late.
Little Lenny’s under the sea emergency adventure
Dolphin rides, swimming with seals and playing in a room full of kittens… Doesn’t sound like your average trip to the emergency department does it?
Preventing Blindness Demi’s Dream
As a trained optometrist working in an eye clinic, Demi Gertig regularly treated patients with vision loss and those at-risk of blindness.
Research Update: Positive Outlook for Sleep Apnea Surgery
Findings from a recent Flinders University study have found that an airway surgery can substantially reduce sleep disruptions and improve the lives of patients who suffer from sleep apnea.
‘Gutsy’ Ride for Cancer Research
Two generous individuals who tandem-cycled 3072 kilometres from Perth to Adelaide over 32 consecutive days, are helping Flinders cancer researchers in their quest to see patients with oesophageal and gastric cancers live longer.
Buying Hope” for South Australians with MND
Research and clinical trials exploring new treatments for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) will soon be underway at Flinders Medical Centre with the appointment of a new MND Fellow.
Heart care key to long term health of cancer survivors
New research out of Flinders has revealed cancer survivors require more care, awareness and management of other health conditions – in particular cardiovascular disease – to help them live longer after cancer treatment.
Virtual reality simulator for eye surgery arrives at Flinders
Trainee eye surgeons across South Australia will be able to practice delicate cataract surgery before they step into the operating theatre with the arrival of a new virtual reality simulator at Flinders Medical Centre.