Mission Statement

The purpose of the Foundation is to foster growth of medical
research with the knowledge that
today's research is tomorrow's treatment.


The Foundation was established to assist and benefit the community being served by Nepean Hospital's internationally recognised specialists and researchers in all aspects of medicine including cancer, diabetes, depression, heart disease, geriatrics and many other diverse areas of medical care and research.

The aims are:

  • To conduct research projects on causes and treatment of diseases affecting the population that is served by Nepean Hospital and the greater community at large.
  • To improve patient care and community health through new methods of treating and preventing diseases.
  • To expand research activities being conducted at Nepean Hospital which will result in more local jobs and in the advancement of the Nepean campus.

The Nepean Medical Research Foundation has been established to assist and support medical research being done by the Sydney University's Clinical School in the Nepean Hospital at Penrith. Activities of the Foundation are controlled by a Council consisting of representatives of the University, Nepean Hospital and the local communities.

The Foundation's task is to encourage large enterprises, local business, community groups and individuals in the Penrith, St Marys, Blue Mountains, and Hawkesbury areas to support important locally based medical research.