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King Edward Memorial Hospital

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Women and Infants Research FoundationWho is WIRF?

The Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) is an Independent Research Institution and charity, formed in 1976. Our research focuses on the major health issues that affect newborns, reproduction and women’s health at all ages.

The Foundation is closely affiliated to King Edward Memorial Hospital (the only tertiary level perinatal centre in Western Australia), and to the School of Women’s and Infants’ Health at The University of Western Australia. These affiliations provide Women and Infants Research Foundation with a broad multidisciplinary team of medical professionals and specialists, scientists, biostatisticians, midwives, nurses and many other professionals who are directly involved in service delivery.

WIRF is also the charity of King Edward Memorial Hospital, helping to raise vital funds for equipment, new initiatives and providing support to facilitate essential research studies into women and infants health. Please visit our website for more information at

Volunteering at KEMH

King Edward Memorial Hospital volunteers are managed by the Hospital’s charity, the Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF). The Foundation values the generosity and skills of our volunteers. Much of our research is made possible through the funds raised by our volunteers. Volunteers come from all areas of society and each person brings with them their own unique experiences and set of skills.

There are a number of different opportunities in which a volunteer can participate, depending on their interests and level of experience.

Areas where volunteers give support include:

  • the gift shop
  • the café
  • office administration
  • marketing support
  • Op Shop
  • event assistance and management


OP Shop ladies

For further information please contact WIRF on:

Phone (08) 6458 1437
Fax (08) 6458 1642

Make a donation

Your donation will benefit us all now and in the future. New medical discoveries are like miracles, easing pain, saving lives, and providing better healthcare. 

Making a donation

You can donate through our secure online facility via the Women and Infants Research Foundation website anytime using a credit card. Your gift will be receipted to your email instantly. All donations no matter how large or small make a huge difference to the life and health of women and infants.  Please note that all donations over $2 are tax deductible. 

Please donate here you can directly to WIRF's research or nominate a specific fundraising campaign in honour of (e.g. Baby Bundles).

Help commemorate 100 years of KEMH!

King Edward Memorial Hospital will celebrate 100 years of providing care in 2016 and the KEMH Alumni is currently creating a commemorative centenary book which will document KEMH’s fascinating history. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to the creation of the book you can do so via WIRF, please reference ‘KEMH Centenary Book Project’ with your donation.

You can read more about other ways to donate on the below pages:

In Memory
In Celebration
In Your Will
Regular Giving

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