• Serving our community

    An independent broad based healthcare charity providing assistance to the people of Canberra and beyond.

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Medical Education

Providing opportunities for students and professionals.

Community Health Program

Providing approximately $500,000 a year to charitable causes.

Volunteer Specialist Program

Providing medical specialists to remote communities.

Our Community:

Foundation Members

The Foundation has a membership of more than 160 specialist Canberra doctors who are committed to the objectives and activities of the Foundation. We provide support in Canberra, remote Australian communities, and in the Pacific Islands

Our History:

Dr John James

John Alexander James was an acclaimed surgeon who served the Canberra community from the 1920s to the 1960s. The Foundation owns the hospital that is named in honour of his contribution to medicine in Canberra.


Annual Funding, Community Health Program

90 +

Grant Recipients, Community Health Program

160 +

Specialist Medical Practitioner Members

12 Years

of giving

Supporting Remote Communities

The Foundation continues to provide Specialist services in regional and remote communities.

In 2015 the Volunteer Specialist program expanded to include visits to our South Pacific neighbour, the Solomon Islands.


Board Members


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Latest News

Leukaemia Foundation solar installation

Today marks the launch of an installation of a 11.88kW solar PV system, 2 LG Chem batteries and Reposit energy management technologies on the Leukaemia Foundation building, ACT.  

Canberra team delivers first ever oncology unit to Solomon Islands

Dr Nalini Pati remembers seeing a young woman at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara having difficulty breathing because her lymph node had swollen to such a size it was restricting her airway.

Australia pledges continuous support for high quality doctors

Australia and Solomon Islands have confirmed their commitment to ensure that Solomon Islanders have access to high quality trained doctors.