Working together to prevent, cure and care
That simple sentence sums up Flinders Foundation’s purpose – to work together with individuals and organisations in the community to support health and medical research and improve patient care across the Flinders medical precinct.
Together, we raise vital funds to support the leading clinicians and researchers across Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University to make medical discoveries and improve the care available to patients and their families.
This is me, Ryan – I have cancer.
If you’ve experienced cancer treatment, or know someone who has, you’ll know it often makes people feel terribly sick.
Thankfully, new and better ways to treat cancer are being discovered every day at Flinders, giving people hope.
Targeted therapy gave me time with my family that I never expected to have.
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.
Bespoke cameras keeping newborn babies, families connected
New bespoke camera technology will provide comfort and reduce stress for families of premature babies in the Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit.
Flinders researchers receive prestigious awards
Flinders University researchers Dr Yee Lian Chew and Dr Ash Hopkins have been recognised for their research excellence and enthusiasm for science communication, named in the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2021.
Meet the new Cancer Wellness Centre Project Manager
There is a new, smiling face to greet patients and families at the Cancer Wellness Centre at Flinders Medical Centre.
Improving the lives of children with glaucoma
Thanks to generous supporters of eye health at Flinders, researchers are hoping to improve the lives of children with glaucoma by identifying genes which lead to more severe outcomes, while also focusing on methods to improve quality of life for patients, and their families.
Drakes Supermarkets giving patients with advanced cancers the best chance of survival
Drakes Supermarkets are giving patients with advanced cancers the best chance of survival and precious time to spend with their loved ones.
Mary Overton Fellowship: Worms the key to understanding brains
New research at Flinders is using tiny worms to understand how human brains learn, with hopes of helping those with chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders.
Flinders Joins Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing
Research focusing on male health and wellbeing has received a considerable boost, with Flinders University and Flinders Foundation joining the Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing.
Ralph Ernst PhD Scholarship in Prostate Cancer Research Announced
A grateful patient, treated only briefly at Flinders more than three decades ago, is providing a long-lasting legacy by helping researchers to develop new treatments for men with incurable, metastatic prostate cancer.