Announced today in Brisbane is a commitment of $5.1M to tackle chronic disease and support a range of world first research projects.
170,000 Queenslanders have got behind a campaign by The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation called The Common Good to raise the funds which are today being allocated to medical research into Australia’s biggest chronic health conditions.
Collectively 115,000 hours are being funded over the next 12 months – this is the largest contribution in the charity’s 32 year history.
One of the major research projects is into lung transplant and a condition which affects around 70% of transplant recipients. This world first investigation has the potential to more than double the life expectancy of lung transplant recipients.
“Today’s announcement is significant – it will breathe new life into a number of lifesaving projects that otherwise could not occur with the generosity of every day Queenslanders – everyone will have some connection to today’s announcement and should feel proud of what will be achieved as a result” said Michael Hornby, CEO The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation
A ceremony is being held at The Prince Charles Hospital with 150 people attending including 65 researchers. The Minister for Health will be attending to congratulate the charity and the research community.