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

Lotterywest grant enables new era for WIRF


The Women & Infants Research Foundation was extremely excited to host Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services, the Hon Simone McGurk recently for the special presentation of a Lotterywest grant.

WIRF Chief Operations Director, Deb Portughes said the grant of $150,480 would enable WIRF to develop new and important educational materials for women and their families, as well as the medical practitioners that treat them across our state.

“It will also help WIRF to improve its IT infrastructure and manage the large number of volunteers that are integral to WIRF’s important work.  WIRF provides over 100 volunteers to KEMH who offer assistance to patients and staff,” she said.

“Our volunteers bring a wide skill set, a warmth and comfort to assist patients, staff and the wider community, and we’re very excited to be able to invest in better enabling their care and service for WA women and babies.

“Each year Lotterywest provides invaluable assistance to not-for-profit organisations to support the things that make WA an even better place to live. Last year alone, Lotterywest raised more than $265 million for the WA community. Its support for organisations like ours cannot be overstated.”

Minister Simone McGurk said she was extremely pleased to be able to present this grant to the Women and Infants Research Foundation.
“Evidence shows that the early years of child development, including in utero, is a crucial in setting the foundations for lifelong success and wellbeing," she said.
“The work the Women and Infants Research Foundation undertakes contributes to the growing body of knowledge about improving the health and wellbeing of women and infants in Western Australia. I’m a big fan.”


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Carson House, King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

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

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