In the past 20 years, 19 research grants have been awarded by the Nursing Research Foundation totalling approximately  $200,000.

Grants have been awarded for a range of research topics including

  • support for graduate nurses
  • assessment of people with mental illness and concurrent drug and alcohol abuse
  • improving the care of bariatric patients
  • improving discharge processes in partnership with consumers

Grants for research projects are available to any nurse who is a member of the RPH Nursing Research Foundation. Grants are awarded on an annual basis following committee assessment of the application. The research project should aim to advance nursing knowledge to improve patient care.

Applications for the NRF Grants are NOW OPEN!

RPH Nursing Research Foundation



2022-23 Nursing Research Foundation Research Grant Applications Now Open!

The RPH Nursing Research Foundation 2022-23 Grant Applications are Now Open!   Providing grants to a total of $15,000 for financial assistance to nurses working in or with the Royal Perth Bentley Group pursuing research projects in…
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$20K Nursing Research Grant Awarded To Help Patients Spot Signs Of Sepsis

Can you identify a sepsis symptom? A new nursing research project at Royal Perth Hospital is aiming to help more patients spot the signs of this life-threatening condition which accounted for 19.7% of all global deaths in 2017. RPH Emergency…
Amazing Nursing and Midwifery Care Group
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Amazing Nursing and Midwifery Care Project

Amazing Nursing and Midwifery Care Project Update September 2020 The Amazing Nursing and Midwifery Care project is our promise to our profession and our patients that we are committed to no patient harm and delivering what matters most. The…
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Two Person IV Medication Administration

Background: This project aimed to evaluate the safety, efficiency and cost of a two person independent IV medication administration procedure to the bedside compared to current single person IV medication administration. A secondary…
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Implementation of Visual Risk Alerts at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH).

RPH recognised that there were significant gaps in how the risk of patient aggression was communicated to staff, in particular those with limited or no access to patient documentation, electronic patient information systems or verbal handover. The…
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Flagging Systems

Update! Alert Systems in use at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) for Patient Aggression, How they Affect Identified High Risk Staff Groups and Alert Systems in Similar Hospitals.  RPH has a significant organisational and occupational safety and…
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Hospital Discharge Stage 2

Improving the hospital discharge process to minimize patient readmission: a partnership with consumers. This proposal is based upon findings of pilot work for improving patient discharge processes undertaken in 2017 in the Acute Medical Unit1. The…

Frequently Asked Questions

Current nursing staff of Royal Perth Bentley Group can join the Foundation with a simple payroll deduction of $1 per week. Please see your Nurse Manager who can help you with this process or send us a message.

Also former members of the nursing staff who make a minimum donation of $100 per annum are very welcome to join. Please send us a message.

Grants for research projects are available to any nurse who is a member of the RPH Nursing Research Foundation.

The researcher will need to submit the application for a research grant in the timeframe indicated during the grant cycle. The dates of the cycle will be advertised on the Royal Perth Hub, Foundations website. The application forms will be available on the Foundation website.

Royal Perth Bentley Group, Nurse Researcher, ph 92242976

The grant awarded will be for the duration of the project even if the project continues longer than the year.