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.
While Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way many of us live and work, other devastating diseases haven’t taken a break.
Multiple myeloma is just one. It is an aggressive blood cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow, with no cure.
And, it is now one of the most common cancers in Australia.
With your help, better treatments for people with multiple myeloma could be within reach. It will give people like Brian more time with their loved ones.
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.
Protein discovery paves way for new multiple myeloma treatments
Multiple myeloma patients with the poorest prognosis are set to benefit from promising new research
Promising blood test to detect head and neck cancer
Researchers at Flinders University hope their promising blood test model could help to diagnose a common form of head and neck cancer, in the same way diagnostic tests are available for other cancer types.
Heart Pillows for Heart Patients – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health –
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients undergoing heart surgery at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) are being gifted ‘heart pillows’
Introducing Brett Stringer – Brain Cancer Research Fellowship
Dr Brett Stringer has been appointed to a new three-year Brain Cancer Research Fellowship at Flinders University, funded by Flinders Foundation.
Thyroid research under the microscope
Flinders University medical student Lauren Rask-Nielsen has received a research scholarship to take a closer look at the diagnosis of thyroid nodules which can, in some instances, be cancerous.
Flinders’ COVID-19 patients key to beating virus
As the world waits with bated breath for a vaccine to fight COVID-19, 30 former COVID-19 positive patients have gifted their blood to Flinders researchers in a bid to find ‘super-antibodies’ to use as a weapon to beat the virus.
Help for critically ill patients
Critically ill patients and those recovering from major surgeries have been helped in their recovery with the arrival of new chairs and stand aids to get them out of bed sooner.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were overwhelmed with generous calls, donations and offers of support for the amazing healthcare workers and researchers at Flinders and the wider Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.