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WIRF is one of Australia's leading organisations that is dedicated to improving the health of women and infants.

Major Stakeholders

WIRF is extremely grateful for the support of its major supporters who continue to drive our research and efforts to innovate and respond to major health problems.

King Edward Memorial Hospital - Women & Newborn Health Service

In mid-2006, as part of the health reform in Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) joined with other women's based health services to form the new Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS), which is a part of the larger North Metropolitan Area Health Service.

KEMH is the State's only tertiary maternity and gynaecological hospital and treated its first patients in 1916. Today more than 6000 births take place at the hospital every year and it is WA's only major referral centre for high-risk pregnancies. KEMH also has a state-of-the-art Special Care Nursery, designed to care for premature and sick infants.

Channel 7 Telethon Trust

The Channel 7 Telethon Trust is a registered charitable trust that has a philosophy to financially support the medical and social welfare of children and young people, and to fund research into children’s diseases.

Since the first Telethon on Channel 7 on November 29 1968, Telethon has raised over $268 million and provided much needed financial assistance to a significant number of charitable organisations, children's hospitals & research/medical facilities in Western Australia.

Department of Health, Western Australia

WA Health is Western Australia’s public health system.  With a State spanning over 2.5 million square kilometres, it is the largest area in the world covered by a single health authority.

They employ 40,000 dedicated staff in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of the State to attend to the health needs of our growing population.

They deliver more than hospitals and health services. Their public health programs ensure that Western Australians enjoy a standard of health that is among the highest in the world. 

The Feilman Foundation

The Feilman Foundation was established in 1976 by Mrs Ethel Feilman to make donations to causes which were important to her and her family.

In recent years, the Foundation has grown in size with the addition of the estates of Mrs Feilman’s two daughters, Margaret and Patricia.

These two remarkable women were pioneers during their time.

The Stan Perron Charitable Trust

Funding announced in 2018 by the Stan Perron Charitable Trust is enabling WIRF to engage and educate health practitioners and families across regional and remote WA on the strategies that have successfully lowered the rate of preterm birth and are making pregnancies safer for women and their babies worldwide.

In addition to enabling The Whole Nine Months Outreach Program, the funding will allow the establishment of a new Fellowship in honour of Mr Stan Perron AM which will enable our leading scientists to develop new research programs into priority areas of women’s and infants’ health.

University of Western Australia (UWA)

As the only Western Australian university in the Group of Eight, UWA is a research-intensive institution and home to globally recognised scholars such as Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall. We have more than 75 research and training centres and receive about 80 per cent of all research funding to WA universities annually.

UWA is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities, and is a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.
The Bendat Family Foundation

New funding annouced in 2019 from the Bendat Family Foundation is set to greatly improve the outlook for women and infants worldwide by getting treatments of preterm babies just right.

The substantial funding over the next 4 years will enable the Women & Infants Research Foundation to implement their pioneering Goldilocks Project and expand the development of an artificial womb.


The Aigle Royal Group

The Aigle Royal Group is committed to the development of Perth and regional Western Australia; this encompasses not only the developments themselves but the families and communities that will grow within them.

They are proud supporters of local businesses, community groups and not-for-profit organisations with particular focus on the next generation of West Australians and their families.
Business News

For more than 26 years Business News has been one of Western Australia's leading general news and information service.

Business News and its team aim to deliver a high-quality news and information service that advances business confidence through vital intelligence.
Besins Healthcare

Besins Healthcare is a proud supporter of the Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF), and The Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance in their important mission to safely and effectively lower the rate of preterm birth in Australia and thereby improve lives of Australian families.
Fertility Specialists of Western Australia

The vision at Fertility Specialists of WA (FSWA) is simple: To help everyone experience the joy of family. They do not believe that one-size-fits-all, instead they create individual treatment plans with an evidence based approach and careful consideration for specific clinical and emotional needs. FSWA draws on the collective experience of its entire team, including 15 fully accredited specialists, dedicated nursing teams, embryologists, an endocrinologist, a geneticist, a dietitian and fertility counsellors, to provide superior clinical care and support. 

Lotterywest are committed to serving the community of Western Australia through impactful community grants.

Lotterywest have been long-time supporters of WIRF providing vital funding for our most grassroots and impactful programs aimed at supporting Western Australian mothers, babies and families in real need.

In 2020, Lotterywest provided critical COVID-19 crisis grant funding for the Social Work team at King Edward Memorial Hospital to support vulnerable and remote patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Eastcourt Foundation

The Eastcourt Foundation strives to provide support, advice and mentoring to charities and the not for profit sector with a focus on long term solutions via social enterprise, empowerment and medical research.
Euroz Hartleys Foundation

We are excited to announce our Foundation has been renamed the Euroz Hartleys Foundation.

Our new name is reflective of the deep history of our two firms and our joint commitment to a charitable culture within our broader group.

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Women and Infants Research Foundation
Carson House, King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

Telephone: 08 6458 1437
Fax: 08 6458 1642
Email: info@wirf.com.au

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