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Register of Hospital Foundations

Hospital Foundations Act 2018 - s79


Foundation name

Bundaberg Health Services Foundation

Establishment date

27 November 1998

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. support, improve or promote an existing public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service;
  2. support or promote a proposed public-sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service;
  3. give financial support for the education, training or development of the employees of a Hospital and Health Service or persons working as volunteers for a Hospital and Health Service;
  4. give financial support for persons studying or teaching medical or health science, allied health or health administration;
  5. give financial support for research in medical or health science or to promote the results of that research;
  6. do anything else that is likely to support, improve or promote public health.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Bundaberg Hospital


Foundation name

Central Queensland Hospital Foundation

Establishment date

2 October 2020

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. support, improve and promote the services provided by the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service;
  2. give financial support for the education, training and development of employees and volunteers of the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service;
  3. give financial support for persons studying or teaching medical or health science, allied health or health administration;
  4. give financial support for persons in medical or health science or to promote the results of that research;
  5. do anything else that is likely to support, improve or promote public health.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service


Foundation name

Children’s Hospital Foundation Queensland

Establishment date

10 November 2011

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. support, improve or promote an existing public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service in respect of any matter concerning any aspect of the health or wellbeing of children (0-18 years of age inclusively) and families;
  2. support or promote a proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service in respect of any matter concerning any aspect of the health or wellbeing of children and families;
  3. give financial support for the education, training or development of the employees of a Hospital and Health Service or persons working as volunteers for a Hospital and Health Service in respect of any matter concerning any aspect of the health or wellbeing of children and families;
  4. give financial support for persons studying or teaching medical or health science, allied health or health administration in respect of any matter concerning any aspect of the health or wellbeing of children and families;
  5. give financial support for research in medical or health science in respect of any matter concerning any aspect of the health or wellbeing of children and families or to promote the results of that research;
  6. do anything else that is likely to support, improve or promote paediatric health;
  7. support children's health services within hospitals and community health services throughout Queensland in respect of any of the stated objects of the Foundation;
  8. raise funds to undertake any of the above activities.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Queensland Children's Hospital and other Children's Health Queensland facilities


Foundation name

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation

Establishment date

21 March 1997

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. aid any health, hospital, ambulance or nursing service whether the service has been established or is proposed;
  2. supply aid to persons in respect of any matter concerning any aspect of the health or wellbeing of people or in respect of education or instruction in any such matter;
  3. provide money or travel grants, conference expenses, fellowships, allowances and prizes in relation to any matter concerning any aspect of the health or wellbeing of people;
  4. promote and provide improved facilities for education or instruction at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in medicine, preventive medicine and any other field concerning the health or wellbeing of people for persons engaged in studying or teaching medical or health sciences;
  5. seek to discover the nature, origins and causes of disease and bodily afflictions by the application of all or any of those branches of science that are relevant to the purpose and to make the best use of knowledge gained for improvement of the means of prevention or treatment of disease and bodily afflictions;
  6. research or arrange or promote research (including surveys relevant to health service or hospital functions) into and development of any branch of medical science, technological research, medical investigation or other matter concerning the health or wellbeing of people, with a view to general improvement in health services;
  7. provide money grants or loans for persons engaged in research at postgraduate level in medical or any other health science (including surveys relevant to any such science);
  8. provide money grants or loans for research or surveys relative to the functions, duties, management and administration of hospitals and for any public health service other than a hospital;
  9. arrange for research and development work in specific matters related to the health of people and to arrange for production and marketing of anything that results from such research or development work;
  10. invite lecturers renowned for their knowledge or expertise in any aspect of health care or the wellbeing of people to deliver instruction on such aspect and to finance the appearance of such a lecturer;
  11. do anything, relevant to the fields of medicine or health care, that is likely to be to the betterment of health services generally or of the administration of an associated hospital;
  12. develop, manage, purchase and undertake business organisations which will provide from their operation income to the Foundation which will assist the Foundation in achieving its objects.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Primary: Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Secondary: Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Not applicable


Foundation name

Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

Establishment date

23 September 1994

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

Primary Objects:  

Those objects, as identified in the Hospitals Foundations Act 1982 (Qld), are for the relief of poverty and distress of humans in Queensland caused by illness or disease.

Secondary Objects: 

To exist as a charitable, not-for-profit, public benevolent institution and to function as such, with excellence, for the purpose of achieving the Primary Objects.

To acquire, manage and apply property and income arising therefrom to continuing objects within or associated with the Gold Coast Hospital in respect of the health and well-being of people, provision of improved facilities for education in medicine and preventive medicine, the discovery of the nature, origins and causes of disease, research into and development of branches of medical and other health sciences, technological research with a view to general improvement in health services and the production and marketing of results of research and development.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Gold Coast University Hospital


Foundation name

Ipswich Hospital Foundation

Establishment date

12 September 1997

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. support, improve or promote an existing public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service;
  2. support or promote a proposed public-sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service;
  3. give financial support for the education, training or development of the employees of a Hospital and Health Service or persons working as volunteers for a Hospital and Health Service;
  4. give financial support for persons studying or teaching medical or health science, allied health or health administration;
  5. give financial support for research in medical or health science or to promote the results of that research;
  6. do anything else that is likely to support, improve or promote public health.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Ipswich Hospital


Foundation name

Mackay Hospital Foundation

Establishment date

15 October 2010

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. support, improve and promote the public sector hospitals, public sector health services facilities of the Mackay Hospital and Health Service;
  2. support and promote a proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility and public sector health service;
  3. give financial support for the education, training and development of the employees of Mackay Hospital and Health Service and persons working as volunteers for  the Mackay Hospital and Health Service;
  4. give financial support for persons studying or teaching medical or health science, allied health or health administration;
  5. give financial support for research in medical and health science and to promote the results of that research;
  6. do anything else that is likely to support, improve or promote public health.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Mackay Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Public sector hospitals, public sector health service facilities and public sector health services provided by Mackay Hospital and Health Service


Foundation name

PA Research Foundation

Establishment date

28 April 1984

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. To raise funds for research to seek to discover the nature, origins and causes of disease and bodily afflictions by the application of any or all of those branches of science which are relevant to this purpose and to make the best use of knowledge so gained for the improvement of means for the prevention or treatment of disease;
  2. To fund research by all such means as may be thought to be advisable and to set up, equip and maintain such laboratories, offices or other buildings including animal facilities or apparatus as shall from time to time be considered to be necessary or convenient;
  3. If it shall be thought desirable by the Board in its discretion and subject to such by-laws as shall from time to time be made by the Board shall institute and provide lectures and demonstrations and hold examinations and issue certificates to those having passed such examinations to all persons desirous of acquiring knowledge in subjects which may be under investigation by the PA Research Foundation, both to members of the Medical profession and to persons who are not members of the Medical profession on such occasions as shall be deemed expedient;
  4. To make known when and as the institute shall deem advisable by printed publication or otherwise any information or advice concerning any matter relating to the purposes of the PA Research Foundation and with a view there to acquire, set up, maintain, print, publish and circulate magazines and journals, circular pamphlets or other literary or scientific work as the Board shall deem to be in any way beneficial to the PA Research Foundation or to the public or any section thereof;
  5. To establish and support or aid in the establishment and support of any charitable or benevolent associations or institutions connected with the purpose of the PA Research Foundation;
  6. To give financial support for persons studying or teaching medical or health science, allied health or health administration;
  7. To do anything else that is likely to support, improve or promote public health.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Metro South Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Princess Alexandra Hospital


Foundation name

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation

Establishment date

21 September 1985

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. to support, improve or promote an existing public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service;
  2. support or promote a proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service;
  3. give financial support for the education, training or development of the employees of a Hospital and Health Service or persons working as volunteers for a Hospital and Health Service;
  4. give financial support for persons studying or teaching medical or health science, allied health or health administration;
  5. give financial support for research in medical or health science or to promote the results of that research;
  6. do anything else that is likely to support, improve or promote public health.

Approval to enter into special financial arrangements

The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation is approved to enter into special financial arrangements as defined by section 52 of the Act.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital


Foundation name

Sunshine Coast Health Foundation

Establishment date

23 January 1998

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. assist, improve or promote the services and hospitals within the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS);
  2. provide financial support for the education, training or development of SCHHS employees, e.g. funding educational or professional development courses;
  3. provide financial support for persons studying medical or health science;
  4. provide financial support for, or promote, research or the results of research in medical or health science;
  5. do anything that is likely to improve the public health system generally, e.g. through the funding or promotion of healthy lifestyle programmes and initiatives;
  6. undertake commercial activities to support the operational costs of the foundation and the needs of the SCHHS.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Not applicable


Foundation name

The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation

Establishment date

22 November 1986

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. support, improve or promote an existing public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public health service;
  2. support or promote a proposed public-sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service;
  3. give financial support for the education, training, or development of the employees of a Hospital and Health Service or persons working as volunteers for a Hospital and Health Service;
  4. give financial support for persons studying or teaching medical or health science, allied health or health administration;
  5. give financial support for research in medical or health science or to promote the results of that research;
  6. do anything else that is likely to support, improve or promote public health.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

The Prince Charles Hospital


Foundation name

Toowoomba Hospital Foundation

Establishment date

1 July 1991

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. aid the Toowoomba Hospital and any of its services whether established or proposed and to aid any hospital or health service within the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service;
  2. supply aid to any person and to provide service in respect of any matter concerning the health and well-being of people;
  3. provide money or travel grants, conference expenses, fellowships, allowances and prizes for any matter concerning the health and well-being of people;
  4. promote and provide improved facilities for education and training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in all health professional disciplines;
  5. seek to discover the nature, origins and causes of disease and of good health including the outcomes of interventions in health and disease and to make the best use of knowledge gained for the improvement of the means of health promotion and prevention of treatment of disease;
  6. research, or arrange or promote research (including surveys relevant to health service or hospital functions) into and development of, any branch of medical science, technological research, medical investigation or other matter concerning the health or wellbeing of people, with a view to general improvement in health services;
  7. provide money grants for persons engaged in research or surveys relative to functions, duties, management and administration of any hospitals or health service within the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service;
  8. arrange for research and development work in the specific matters relating to the health of people;
  9. invite and finance the appearance of people renowned for their knowledge or expertise in the health and well-being of people in health care and to give instruction to health care workers and to the public;
  10. develop, purchase and manage businesses which will provide from their profits, income to the Foundation, and assist to facilitate the Foundation’s aims of support to its community;
  11. To foster or promote anything relevant in the fields of medicine and health care, that is likely to be to the betterment of health generally and of humanity.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Toowoomba Hospital

Baillie Henderson Hospital (Toowoomba)

Mt Lofty Heights Nursing Home (Toowoomba)


Foundation name

Townsville Hospital Foundation

Establishment date

15 April 1989

Current registered objects

The registered objects of the Foundation are to:

  1. support, improve or promote an existing public-sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public health service;
  2. support or promote a proposed public-sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service;
  3. give financial support for the education, training, or development of the employees of a Hospital and Health Service or persons working as volunteers for a Hospital and Health Service;
  4. give financial support for research in medical or health science or to promote the results of that research;
  5. do anything else that is likely to support, improve or promote public health.

Approval to enter into special financial arrangements

The Townsville Hospital Foundation is approved to enter into special financial arrangements as defined by section 52(e) of the Hospital Foundations Act 2018 – (e) funding a prize to a person or entity, whether the prize is money or other property, if the value of the prize is equal to or more than the amount prescribed by regulation or, if no amount is prescribed, $5,000.

Name of associated Hospital and Health Service

Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Name of the existing / proposed public sector hospital, public sector health service facility or public sector health service, foundation established for (if applicable)

Not applicable

Last updated: 3 November 2021