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.



Medical glue is the clue…

Aussie researchers have found a new way to make one of the most common medical procedures in the world – placing drips or intravenous (IV)… Read more >

Better care for mentally ill…

The challenges of mental health service delivery in remote communities have prompted medical researchers to investigate the best way to safely sedate patients with severe… Read more >

Nurse training benefits ED patients’…

Ongoing education is important for ensuring emergency department nurses initiate speedy patient pain relief, according to a new Australian study. A Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Emergency… Read more >

Fewer catheters in ED

No one wants a catheter inserted unless they need it, so it’s great news that emergency researchers at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital successfully… Read more >

Software halves time to diagnose…

Australian software developed by CSIRO and trialled in collaboration with emergency medicine clinicians in Brisbane could halve the time taken to treat patients with undetected… Read more >

New grants awarded

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) has awarded 10 new Trainee and Staff Specialist grants totalling $334,765 to Queensland emergency medicine clinicians in Round 26 of… 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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