Our Purpose - RAH Research Fund

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Research Fund is simple: to raise funds for life-saving medical research at the iconic hospital.

But behind those words are the stories of people – the lives that have been changed today and for generations to come because of the generosity of donors and the South Australian community.

Like you, the RAH Research Fund has its heart in South Australia. Through the generosity of donors, we exist to support our world-leading clinicians and researchers to find faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures.

In that way, together we can ensure that current patients and future generations receive the finest healthcare possible through the application of medical and allied research.

People are at the heart and centre of everything we do. Since 1981,the RAH Research Fund has raised more than $185 million which has enabled life-saving discoveries to be translated into practical treatments for chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease, renal disease and dementia  to name but a few.

At all times we respect the trust and faith that the community places in us to carefully manage heartfelt donations and support.

To that end, the RAH Research Fund vests your precious gifts with the Health Services Charitable Gift Board to ensure the highest governance and administration.

At all times we will act with integrity and commitment to honour your wishes, respect your privacy and ensure your gift is used wisely and cost effectively.

As part of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) the RAH Research Fund staff lives by its mission and values:  patient-centred service, respect, team work and valuing diversity.

After all, our mission is your hope: to help people and families overcome chronic illness to live healthier, longer lives.