FUNDED PROJECTS

With your help, medical discoveries are possible

Flinders Foundation supporters play a vital role in helping to purchase new equipment, search for cures, develop better treatments and improve services.  Read below about some of the most recent projects and ground-breaking research which  has been made possible thanks to your generous donations.

Below are just a few examples of the projects funded across the Flinders medical precinct thanks to the generous support from the community. To read about more of the amazing work that has happened because of funding that has had major impacts on the world stage click here.

Improving the lives of patients with sleep disorders.

The world-leading Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health has opened! It houses 40 sleep health experts and includes dedicated research and laboratory spaces allowing for a full range of human sleep research. Read More

Educational computer tablets for cancer patients

Now cancer patients can access educational videos via new tablet computers purchased thanks to your generous support. Read More

Giggling with ‘Gus’!

Thanks to your generous support, the Emergency Department has a new portable Nitrous Continuous Flow system to provide sick and injured children with moderate sedation during some procedures. Read More

Little Beads for our Little Champions

Babies in the Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit now have a special memento of their medical journey with the arrival of a new bead program funded with your generous donations. Read More

Santos’ gift for epilepsy

Thanks to Santos, patients living with epilepsy have received new sensor mats to monitor seizures while they sleep. Read More

Comfy chairs for Flinders

Thanks to generous donations from some of our wonderful supporters 36 new chairs and footrests recently arrived at Flinders Medical Centre. Read More

Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round 2018

Click to view the 35 health seed research projects we have funded thanks to your support. Learn about some of the exciting, ground-breaking projects which have been made possible thanks to your generous donations. READ MORE

Epilepsy Machine

Thanks to your support of Flinders Foundation’s 2017 Epilepsy Appeal, the Flinders Medical Centre Neurology Service now has a new Electroencephalography (EEG) machine. Read More

Brainz Machine for neonatal unit

Babies at risk of brain damage now have the greatest chance of living a happy and healthy life thanks to new brain monitoring equipment donated to the Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit. Read More

Prostate Cancer Probes

Two new probes donated to the Urology Service are enabling men with suspected prostate cancer to be more accurately diagnosed. Read More

Motor Neurone Disease

Ground breaking, world-first research out of Flinders University has uncovered the first biomarker for motor neurone disease (MND) progression. Read More

Zika Virus Research

Revolutionary medical research equipment at Flinders is helping researchers to find potential treatments for Zika Virus. Read More

Controlled-Hypotherma Device

Babies in the Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit have benefitted from a new lifesaving device, thanks to Flinders Foundation and Cops for Kids. Read More

State-of-the-art Robotic Research

A new game-changing, state-of-the-art robot in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) may one day lead to personalised treatments for cancer and other chronic diseases. Read More

Prostate Cancer Discovery

Does a pretty little daisy hold the key to successfully treating prostate cancer? That’s one of the questions researchers at Flinders are aiming to answer. Read More

Peanut Allergies in Children

A new Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) study is successfully helping children to overcome peanut allergies by exposing them to peanuts and desensitising them to their allergy. Read More

Spicy Treatment for Cancer

It’s been treasured by food lovers for its rich golden colour, peppery flavour and mustardy aroma… and now turmeric may also have a role in fighting cancer. Read More

Blood Test for Cancer

Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) researchers say a blood test being developed to detect oesophageal cancer could be a “game changer”. Read More

Childhood Glaucoma Discovery

Ophthalmology experts at Flinders University have played a pivotal role in discovering a new genetic cause for primary congenital glaucoma. Read More

Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer

Cancer patients and their families attend more than 30,000 appointments at the centre each year, while 2,500 new patients are diagnosed each year. Read More

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