Annual Grant Rounds

Over the past twelve years, our annual Grant Round has provided $5 million in support of research and innovation projects, staff and patient education initiatives and the purchase of additional equipment across the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Last year's Grant Round awarded $300,000 across 23 funding requests, and we look forward to seeing the impact of this important funding program. Without the support of our corporate partners, donors and local community, it would not be possible to award these grants and as a result, create the positive change towards better health for our community. Our Grant Round runs from May to July each year. 

Email us for more information on our Grant Round. 

2022 Grant Rounds are now CLOSED

Successful grants will be announced on Tuesday 6 September, during the monthly Staff Forum.

Contact Kate at or 9382 4093 if you would like further information regarding the Grant Rounds. 

Our 2021 grant round funded the following grants


Our research grants support clinical research conducted by both early career and established researchers, three novice grants were awarded:

  • Dr Kevin Tay, Medical Imaging - Microimaging study of neurological tissue to improve non-invasive MRI methods for management of neurological disease
  • Tanya Dwarte and Dr Milita Zaheed Hereditary Cancer - Improving genetics referral pathways for patients with young-onset desmoid tumours
  • Lynn Blecher and Dr Liz Bye - Abdominal functional electrical stimulation for orthostatic hypotension in spinal cord injury patients


These six innovation initiatives will transform our models of patient experience and staff wellbeing:

  • Peter Trewin and Nicholas Cholerton, Physiotherapy - Surgical Pre-admission Clinic expansion to screen, assess and provide intervention prior to general and upper GI surgery.
  • Dr Ashna Basu and Helen Stavrou, Medical Education Unit - Junior Doctor/Doctor- In-Training Wellbeing Program
  • Dr Oscar Lederman and Hamish Fibbins, Mental Health - Integrated Smoking Cessation Peer Worker for Keeping Quitting in Mind program
  • James Roumanus, Physiotherapy - Physiotherapy-led Fracture Clinic
  • Margaret Holyday, Nutrition and Dietetics - Improving patient nutrition education resources
  • Nicholas Cholerton and Daniel Treacy, Allied Health - Worm farming: a waste management initiative


Five staff or patient educational programs or conferences were awarded:

  • Elizabeth Schlossberger and Alison Jeffers, Nursing Education and Research Unit - Clinical Streams Nursing Education Program
  • Michael Breeze, Surgery - Accreditation in Stomal Wound Therapy
  • Trish Sutton and Maggie O'Connor, Palliative Care - Palliative Care Nursing Education
  • Jackie Francis, Social Work - Education and training on sexuality after Spinal Cord Injury
  • Daniel Treacy, Allied Health - National Allied Health Heads of Departments Conference attendance 


The Foundation funds additional equipment needs across the Prince of Wales Hospital:

  • Anne-Marie Daly, Operating Theatres - Endoscopic equipment upgrade for Billington Centre and Operating Suites
  • Dr Ke Khor and Dr Hawn Trinh Pain Management/Anaesthesia – Mobile ultrasound scanner for the Pain Clinic
  • Claire Gill, Physiotherapy - Humac balance system for Aged Care
  • Fiona Conacher, Community Health - Software to promote upper limb and general mobility physical therapy.
  • Penelope Burdekin, Social Work/Oncology – Writing tables to aid communication for head and neck cancer patients
  • Jarrad Fisher, Occupational Therapy - Non-pharmacological delirium management
  • Divna Kuzmich, Hospital in the Home - Mobile ECG machine for care in the home.

Read about the latest updates and amazing impact of our previous grants.