The Lishman Health Foundation is the only regional-based charity in Australia dedicated to funding local health research. The Foundation was incorporated in 1997 and is a tax-deductible gift recipient. Owned and run by the community, the Foundation is unique in Australia.

The Foundation (LHF) is an independent organisation that aims to facilitate and promote health research that will have significant health gain for regional Australia. The Foundation is overseen by a volunteer Board of Management whose members have skills and experience in research, fundraising and public relations.

Val Lishman was the first medical specialist to work in the South West of Western Australia.

From the outset, Dr Lishman went beyond his duty as a surgeon. He served community hospitals throughout the South West and was active in the community itself, in all walks of life.


Chefs Long Table Lunch

Sunday 25 February 2018

We are very excited to announce that the Lishman Health Foundation has been selected as a beneficiary of the 2018 Chefs Long Table Lunch! Funds raised will go towards the Quality in End-of-Life Care project.

More than 500 people are expected to attend the 15th annual Chefs Long Table Lunch – a gourmet alfresco dining extravaganza overlooking the shores of the beautiful Leschenault inlet on Sunday the 25 February 2018. This fantastic charity event will showcase the best of South West produce, wines and entertainment as award winning chefs cook up an 8 course gourmet feast.

We have 5 tickets reserved to sell to this wonderful event. Please share and spread the word! (Table 17, Seats 332, 334, 336, 338, 340)

Tickets are available for $189.01. If you would like to purchase a ticket in support of the Lishman Health Foundation please contact 0475 705 417, email or click on the link below.


Annual Report Walk-Through 2017

The Lishman Health Foundation held the first Annual Report Walk-Through on the 29th November 2017 at the Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This was a fantastic opportunity to highlight the achievements of 2017 and share our goals looking ahead to 2018. Many of our wonderful supporters attended the evening which was enjoyed by all.

Our goals for 2018 include plans to formalise a collaboration with other health organisations, establish a Lishman Fellowship program and seek a major increase in revenue.

Thank you to all who attended the evening – we look forward to hosting this event each year.

FH case identification and follow-up

A model of care is now available for GPs in the South West for patients who have, or who may have, familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH).

Lishman Foundation research has resulted in recommendations for identifying and managing FH in the primary care setting. A detailed model to guide practitioners in diagnosis, referral and ongoing care is now available.

2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday the 20th September at the Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

At this meeting, Fionnuala Hannon was elected as Chair, Trevor Jackson as Vice Chair, Bill Cowan as Secretary and Peter Wright as Treasurer. Brenda Murrison, Dianne Ritson, Jane Whiddon, Margaret Paterson and Peter Heyworth were elected as Board members.


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