The Alfred ICU Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt Foundation specifically set up by the ICU consultants, to accept donations which will ultimately go back to the Alfred's ICU. In recent times the foundation has expanded to incorporate the Hyperbaric Unit.

The Alfred Intensive Care Foundation has enabled the ICU to remain at the leading edge by providing additional equipment and services.

It has played a complimentary role to The Alfred Foundation, which has also generously provided equipment and support for the ICU which now incorporates the Hyperbaric Unit.

ICU and Hyperbaric Medicine are highly dependent on all sorts of high technology expensive equipment to provide the best possible service.  Although the government provides us with the essentials, there is always more that can be done and The Alfred is committed to remaining at the forefront of applying new technologies. Donations help the Department of Intensive Care and Hyperbaric Medicine by providing equipment which keeps us at the leading edge and state of the art.

Through The Alfred Foundation, donors have now provided the Department of Intensive Care and Hyperbaric Medicine with more than $7.6M.
Key items funded through The Alfred Foundation have included:

Key items funded through The Alfred Foundation have included:

  • $6m towards the new ICU
  • $768k for 2 monoplace hyperbaric chambers
  • $223k  for bronchoscopes
  • $198k  for heating/cooling machines
  • $150k for 3 metabolic carts
  • $95k for an ultrasound machine
  • $50k for intravascular heating/cooling machine
  • $50k for beds and chairs

>$100k for smaller items of equipment

Since 1994, The Alfred Intensive Care Foundation has donated over $4.7 million to The Alfred ICU and Hyperbaric Unit.

These monies were derived from the profits from our courses, which are 100% allocated to research, education, projects and equipment for The Alfred ICU.

In addition 19% of each consultant’s entitlement to private practice is donated to the foundation.

By the end of 2014, the monies thus raised had provided $2.5M in salaries and wages, $417k in unit refurbishment, upgrades, repairs and maintenance and  more than $1.6M in equipment, including:

  • $785k in state of the art ECMO equipment
  • $500k in echocardiography equipment
  • >$100k in simulation equipment for training and education
  • $90k in ultrasound equipment.

Donations to the Department of Intensive Care and Hyperbaric Medicine will be allocated for future projects, services and equipment to ensure The Alfred stays at the leading edge of Patient CARE. 

Your gift will be very much appreciated and acknowledged. 

Here’s how you can donate:

1. Online - go to The Alfred Foundation by clicking this link.
Then choose “Intensive Care Unit” to designate your gift to us.

2. Print our donation form and mail it to us directly with your cheque, money order or credit card details to:

The Alfred Intensive Care Foundation,
3rd Floor East Block, The Alfred,
55 Commercial Rd,
Prahran, VIC 3181. 

Or fax us at +613 9076 3780

You can find our form here

3.You can make a direct deposit from your bank account

Account Name: The Alfred Intensive Care Foundation
BSB: 063 010
Account Number: 11202088
Reference: “Donation from (your name)”
For a receipt please email your name and address to

Thank you for supporting The Alfred Intensive Care Foundation.

All donations of $2 or over are tax deductible.

The Alfred Intensive Care Foundation ABN 79 849 315 280.