When you support research you make an investment in your future wellbeing and that of those you love the most.
At Spinnaker, we know better research means better health.
We strive for earlier diagnosis, better treatment and the highest standard of care for the patients we serve.
With your help, we have a much greater chance of winning the fight.
Over 23 years, Spinnaker has funded more than 230 medical research projects, travel grants and PhD scholarships, totalling over$4 million.
Spinnaker is delighted to have the opportunity to share some good news with the people that need it most: Our incredible healthcare staff. Wendy, Outpatient Clerk at Fiona Stanley Hospital (pictured), was thrilled to be a recent lotto winner. "Thank you so much! This has come as such a good surprise in the present difficult times." The Staff Lottery has now been running for 17 years and funds raised support staff members performing vital research at Fiona Stanley, Rockingham and Fremantle Hospitals. ... See more
There is still no known treatment for people who are critically ill with Covid. This research isn't about the future it is about testing new treatments and learning from the results right now in our hospitals. Every day we wait is a wasted opportunity and we cannot afford to wait any longer. Please support your hospitals now: https://www.spinnakerhealth.org.au/support/covid-19-research-response/ https://www.perthunderground.com.au/post/research-charities-join-forces-during-covid-19 ... See more
Spinnaker Health Research Foundation and Charlie’s Foundation have agreed to join forces to appeal to the business and philanthropic community to assist at this time of unprecedented need.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent request for donations for COVID-19 Research. Spinnaker HRF, together with Charlies Foundation for Research are urgently seeking donations to raise $1,000,000 for imperative and urgent COVID-19 research, to be dollar matched by State government. In a world-first coordinated research response, researchers across the state will join forces under a harmonised clinical trials program to better understand the nature of disease and target treatments to minimise its impact on infected patients. Please share and donate now to support the global fight! Western Australian Health Translation Network South Metropolitan Health Service https://www.spinnakerhealth.org.au/support/covid-19-research-response/ ... See more
COVID-19 RESEARCH RESPONSE: URGENT DONATION REQUEST Spinnaker, along with Charlies Foundation for Research, are urgently seeking donations to raise $1,000,000 for imperative and urgent COVID-19 research, to be dollar matched by State government, which can commence next week. Click here to read the o... ... See more
Doing any activity around the home is better than none at all. Be active during COVID-19 outbreak to maintain your heart health, muscle strength and flexibility. It is good for your mental health too! 💪💪💪 ... See more
"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation" (Robert Kennedy). This quote perfectly embodies the celebration of International Womens Day and the progress we have made and continue to make in our ongoing quest for gender equality. It also honours the many women in research who were celebrated at South Metropolitan Health Service Women in Research Breakfast Forum yesterday, in particular, A/Prof Merillee Needham, Dr Annette McWilliams, Dr Dayse Tavora-Vieira and Prof Fiona Wood have all changed pieces of history in their own right. We were delighted to sponsor this event and extend special thanks to the SMHS Research Support and Development team, as well as the incredible speakers who made the event possible. ... See more
It's that time of year again: HBF Run for a Reason Sun 24 May 2020! Register now and select Spinnaker as your charity...or better yet, join Team Spinnaker and run (walk) with us! When you support Spinnaker, you're helping improve the treatment, diagnosis and care of patients, as well as the prevention of disease for the WA community. Now you're convinced, click the link below to register and start fundraising! 😁 If joining our team, select "Team Spinnaker" during registration otherwise you can run individually or with your own team and select 'Spinnaker Health Research Foundation' as your charity! https://www.hbfrun.com.au/ https://hbfrun2020.everydayhero.com/au/team-spinnaker ... See more
Applications for the Barry Marshall Travel Awards Round 2 are NOW OPEN! Applicants can apply for research-related travel funding of up to $5000. This grant program was established to pay tribute to Prof Marshall and to provide opportunity for information-sharing, innovation and collaboration. To learn more and to see if you're eligible, visit: https://www.spinnakerhealth.org.au/education-research/barry-marshall-travel-awards/ The awards are generously supported by Prof Barry Marshall AC and Mrs Adrienne Marshall, Business Events Perth ASPIRE Awards and Spinnaker Health Research Foundation. ... See more
Today, on International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we are more proud than ever to support women in research! This photo shows just a handful of the brilliant minds we have the privilege of working with: from left, Dr Jesica Makanyanga, Fiona Polechow, Prof Merrilee Needham, Jocelyn Drinkwater and Dr Annette McWilliams. These women are making a difference across the areas of gastroenterology, burns treatment, neurology, diabetes and lung cancer, respectively. To learn more and support research visit: www.spinnakerhealth.org.au ... See more
Team Spinnaker had a fabulous (hilarious) time at @comedyloungewa Best of Fest last night! Keep an eye out for the next Knee Slap for Spinnaker later in the year thanks to the support of John and his whole team at @comedyloungewa 👏🏼 ... See more
Can Uber and Google teach us something about diagnosing cancer? This is the question Dr Jeremy Parry and a team of collaborators from Murdoch Uni, Fiona Stanley Hospital and PathWest will set out to discover with a 2020 Spinnaker Grant. "Receiving this grant represents a wonderful opportunity for myself and my team to explore a new approach to diagnosing cancer which we hope will lead to improvements for patients. Without this Spinnaker grant we would not have the resources to pursue the idea." See the full list of recipients here: https://www.spinnakerhealth.org.au/news-events/2020-spinnaker-health-research-foundation-awards-ceremony/ Dr Jeremy Parry, 2020 Spinnaker Grant recipient and Anatomical Pathologist, PathWest Fiona Stanley Hospital. South Metropolitan Health Service #research #cancer #spinnakerhrf #smhs #fionastanleyhospital #betterresearchbetterhealth #researchgrant #medicalresearch ... See more