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.
Rachel’s dream is to improve therapies to treat, and ultimately cure, multiple myeloma.
“Multiple myeloma is incurable, that’s something we’d obviously like to change.”
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.