Areas of need

A culture of research

"As I grow older, I want to attend a health service that cares enough to question. I truly do believe that a health service that does not make the investment to question its treatments and practices is not progressing – it is not offering its patients the potential of a different future to what they currently have.

Hospital-based research is an investment in all our futures and the futures of those yet to be born." 

-Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Colin Feekery, Chief Medical Officer

Building strong partnerships

In our pursuit of ‘great care’, Eastern Health strives to be a centre of research excellence.

With the generous support of philanthropists, Eastern Health Foundation and the Office of Research and Ethics are proud to award Research Grants to our staff each year.

Launched in 2012 and having awarded over $1.4mil to date, the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grants program encourages staff to:

  • investigate the most effective methods of care and treatment
  • maximise patient wellbeing
  • improve our practices, policies and quality of care

The breadth of research conducted through this program extends across all aspects of healthcare including surgery, aged care, emergency, drug and alcohol, oncology and mental health.

Research is over and above our core funding for healthcare.

Philanthropic individuals, businesses and community groups provide seed funding, ongoing financial support and significant donations so our researchers can focus on enhancing patient care.

Their generosity means our researchers are better able to understand diseases, discover treatments, and explore medical practices that can have immediate benefits to patients today.

All Eastern Health staff are welcome to apply

To find out more about the grants program, please call our Foundation team on 03 9895 4608.

Become a grant maker

Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grants are made possible through the generosity of individuals, community groups and businesses.

We invite you to join this growing philanthropic group in supporting your local hospital. Together we can have a long lasting and direct impact on improving the health of our local community through research outcomes.

To find out more about the Eastern Health Foundation Research Grants program, please contact Carolyn Schuwalow on 03 9895 4608.

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a direct impact on health care in your local community. 

'Taking care of each other' report

Or request a copy to be posted to you by calling 03 9895 4608.

Previous Grant recipients

Eastern Health Foundation Research Grants have been awarded since 2012.