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Who are we

The PA Research Foundation (PARF) is a charity that advances world class medical research, patient care and treatment methods at the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus, home of the world’s first cancer vaccine, Gardasil.

We receive no government funding; instead, we work hand-in-hand with our individual donors, community supporters and partners. Together with this wonderful support we raise funds towards:

  • Donor directed medical research projects, that are both new and translational in focus. We are committed to supporting bench to bedside research that fosters collaboration and brings new and better treatments and methods of care to patients.
  • Specialist equipment sitting outside of Queensland Health budgets to help provide more efficient and effective methods of diagnosis, treatment and care.
  • Training, scholarships and professional development opportunities for PA Hospital campus staff, helping to build knowledge and experts in field.
  • Patient-centred care initiatives that support the comfort and wellbeing of patients and their families.

PARF do not fund anything that government budgets provide, rather, we are committed to funding value adding extras and initiatives that would otherwise not be available to patients and their families at the PA Hospital.

Find out more about the PA Research Foundation’s history of medical research discoveries and our home, the PA Hospital campus in our About Us section.

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About us

The PA Research Foundation (PARF) was established in 1984 as the philanthropic arm of the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus

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Mission & vision

Working hand in hand with our community of donors and supporters to enable sustainable giving for life-saving medical research and patient care advancement at the PA Hospital campus.

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Our people

Meet our board of directors, PARF team and volunteers working hard behind the scenes to help fund life-saving research, patient support initiatives, specialist equipment and staff education at the PA Hospital Campus.

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Our partners

We are thankful for the incredible group of partners who support our various campaigns and programs, enabling us to continue to invest in ground- breaking research and patient support at the PA Hospital Campus.

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Download and read our collection of annual reports.

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