About Us - RAH Research Fund

Research is the key to life-saving medical advances.

To unlock that potential, the outstanding health professionals at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) are constantly striving to find better treatments, better care and ultimately cures.

Since 1981, the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund – the RAH’s very own fundraising arm – has been raising vital funds to do just that.

While State and Federal Government funding provides essential health services and some research funding, it cannot pay for everything. The RAH Research Fund’s role is to help fill this gap – to provide extra funding that will help current and future patients receive the finest healthcare possible.

Whether it is heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, dementia or any other medical complication, we all need expert care at some stage of our lives. The impact of serious illness or injury impacts not only ourselves, but also family and friends.

At the RAH, one of Australia’s most technologically advanced healthcare facilities, we are integrating the latest innovations across health, education and research to deliver high-quality care.

Your support will help us:

  • Discover breakthrough new medical knowledge, leading to faster diagnoses and more effective treatments
  • Purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology to support research
  • Enhance the quality and breadth of patient services hospital-wide.

You can be assured that your generous donations are administered and distributed with appropriate governance. By law, donations are vested in the Health Services Charitable Gift Board (HSCBC) to ensure appropriate oversight. As well, a rigorous process and strict criteria is in place for researchers to access funds held by the HSCGB.

Naturally, donations over $2 are tax deductible. We know that your support is a heartfelt commitment, so you are welcome to nominate the area of medical research that you wish your donation to be directed. And rest assured that your donation stays in South Australia, supporting local medical advancements.

There are many ways to support the RAH Research Fund including regular or one-off donations, a bequest in your Will, workplace giving, community fundraising or ideas only limited by your imagination.

Please explore our website to find out how you can help support life-saving medical research and help shape your community’s healthy future.

Or contact the RAH Research Fund:

T: (08) 7074 1445
E: contactus@rahresearchfund.com.au