Our Story

We began (as the St George Medical Research Foundation) on September 1st 2007. For many years prior to 2007, a small but vocal group of senior doctors at St George Hospital had lobbied the local community for help in establishing an independent body to fund and promote the work of the research community within the hospital. With the fantastic help – and the financial support of St.George Bank – this dream finally became a reality.

An inaugural Board of Directors was soon established. The Board was comprised of senior medical staff as well as community and business leaders.

Click here to see the current Board of Directors.

On November 8th 2007, the St George Medical Research Foundation was launched to the hospital medical staff at the St. George Leagues Club. This dinner raised more than $70,000 in personal donations.

St.George Bank very kindly offered to recruit a Chief Executive Officer for the Foundation and they provided a small Foundation office within the Bank’s head office at Kogarah. In January 2008 a Chief Executive was appointed. The Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Commitee was established soon after.

Click here to read more about the Scientific Advisory Committee.

On April 23rd 2008 – St George’s Day – at an event called ‘Reveal’, the Foundation was launched to the public and to the media. The function was attended by almost 300 hospital medical staff, local business people, politicians and community leaders from the St George area. In 2010, in recognition of the increasing collaboration between St George and Sutherland hospitals, the Foundation became The St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation.

The Foundation continues to grow and expand. We are extremely fortunate to have the continued backing of St.George Bank. The future for the Foundation is very bright.

Click here to read about the St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation’s Executive Team and further organisation details.