EMF supports emergency health professionals to design, execute and translate research into better healthcare


Helping children breathe

EMF has invested almost $200,000 in clinical trials of a new treatment to help babies and children  breathe easier when they have a respiratory illnesses.


Caring for the elderly in a medical emergency

EMF funded pioneering research that is already improving the care given to elderly in Australia’s emergency departments.


Australian EDs rapidly diagnosing chest pain

EMF-funded research is helping Australian emergency departments to rapidly diagnose the cause of chest pain.



Australia-first ED social work service…

With an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) grant, researchers are studying an Australian first 24/7 social work service at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH)… Read more >

Best way to diagnose head…

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (LCCH) researchers took part in a large Australasian clinical trial, which could see clinicians using fewer CT scans and less radiation… Read more >

Improving recognition of heart failure…

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick recently promoted the clinical trial of lung ultrasound as a diagnostic for emergency medicine clinicians. Queensland emergency… Read more >

New multi-centre trial in critically…

Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) is the lead site for a Queensland clinical trial aiming to improve outcomes for severely injured trauma patients with critical… Read more >

Clinical trial of steroid treatment…

Emergency medicine researchers at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) are taking part in a study across Australia and New Zealand to determine a safe and… Read more >

Urine sample instructions make a…

More than 40 per cent of urine samples are being flushed away because of contamination from external bacteria or skin cells. But Princess Alexandra Hospital… Read more >

research projects

Support research

Emergency medicine is the most underfunded area of medical research in Australia. We need your help to fund projects vital to improving patient care in a medical emergency.



Every year, more than 7.4 million Australians visit a public hospital emergency department

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), is an Australasian non-profit organisation. We are dedicated to funding innovative evidence-based research that improves clinical practices to save lives as well as delivering significant economic benefits to the healthcare system. We acknowledge the financial support of our partners, in particular the Queensland Government.

CONTACT US +61 7 3720 5700 info@emfoundation.org.au 2/15 Lang Parade Milton Qld 4064

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