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The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Palliative Care is focused on providing quality palliative care support, education and research for all South Australians.

Paul Flynn Tony Lawson

We aim for the best care at end-of-life for all

Our purpose is to provide funds for support of quality palliative care for all South Australians through the provision of essential patient services, transformational research and meaningful education.

We strive to

  • Provide support, information and services to people in palliative care and their families/carers
  • Connect people with support groups, rehabilitation centres, hospitals and peak advocacy organisations focused on palliative care
  • Promote and facilitate vital medical research and education about palliative care
  • Raise awareness of the needs of people in palliative care and support their families
  • Facilitate vital support from the community through donations, bequests and other fundraising activities
Paul Flynn Tony Lawson

Supporting palliative care for every South Australian

From 1 September 2021, The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Group has focused on funding and supporting palliative care on a statewide, collaborative basis which is reflected in a new charity extension called The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Palliative Care.

This exciting charity merger will improve and strengthen the provision of palliative care essential services, education and increase vital research.

See THRFG Website
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We support all, regardless of socio-economic status or location

We are a source of collaboration with and financial support to Southern Adelaide Palliative Services (SAPS), Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service (CAPCS), Northern Adelaide Palliative Service (NAPS), Women’s and Children’s Paediatric Palliative Care and Regional Palliative Care services.

Additionally we have committed $2.25m to establishing an innovative and transformational statewide palliative care research program, aiming to improve access to palliative care for vulnerable communities within South Australia.

A/Prof Tim To and Fi Abraham

Together we can make a difference

People who live with a life-limiting or terminal illness are experts by experience – they know what they need. Together we can use this knowledge to make a positive difference in many ways, for all South Australians.

This could be increasing palliative care awareness through fundraising events or engaging with your local community. Alternatively by generously donating, increases our support and expansion of palliative care services, education and much-needed research. Every little bit does help.

We strongly believe that when we work with you, we do make a difference!

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“From the minute Dad was diagnosed with MND, our local palliative care team were on board. We cannot thank them enough for the care and compassion they provide to our family – Dad feels better and lives better, thanks to these vital palliative care services.

We are forever grateful.”