Nursing Research Foundation

The Royal Perth Hospital Nursing Research Foundation was established in 2001 with the purpose of promoting nursing research and contributing to the body of knowledge for the advancement of patient care.

The Foundation is dedicated to supporting nurses to undertake research into clinical issues.

Nursing research seeks to enhance nursing practice by investigating issues that may impact on patients during their illness and recovery.

Research into nursing practice will ensure that patient care will be delivered in the safest possible way to optimise patient outcomes and support for families.

For more information visit the Nursing Research Foundation website (external link).


The Foundation needs your help to fund our research.

There are a number of ways to help to support nursing research, including:

  • Making annual or more frequent donations
  • Making provision (bequest) in your will
  • Donating in lieu of a birthday gift
  • Donating in memory of a loved one.

Please note that all donations are tax deductible.

Your bequest will promote further excellence in nursing practice and patient care at Royal Perth Hospital.

If you are considering making a donation/bequest to the Nursing Research Foundation, please contact us if you would like to make an appointment to discuss your gift or send your donation to the address Corporate Nursing, Royal Perth Hospital, GPO Box X2213, Perth WA 6847


Each year the Nursing Research Foundation distributes funds to support research. The allocation of funds is managed by a call for research grant proposals. These proposals are rigorously reviewed by an independent grant allocation sub-committee that recommends research for funding. The Management Committee of the Foundation reviews these recommendations then determines the award of funds. All supported research must be appropriately scrutinised by a recognised Human Research Ethics Committee.

Last Updated: 01/04/2022