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Everyone benefits from the outcomes of health and medical research, particularly when that research paves the way to better prevention, better treatments, and even cures for conditions once thought incurable.


Established in 1992, the Clifford Craig Foundation facilitates a high quality research program at the Launceston General Hospital that provides on-going improvement into the health related issues that are important to Tasmanians.


Our vision enables research to be undertaken by local health care professionals. This philosophy encourages talented medical professionals to work and reside in Northern Tasmania, which is important for the future of local healthcare.

The Launceston General Hospital (LGH) is a 400-bed teaching hospital and is the major referral hospital for the North and North West regions of the State. The hospital provides emergency and acute care, specialist services, inpatient and ambulatory care.

As the community arm of the hospital, the Clifford Craig Foundation aims to improve the health of the community through the provision of funding for innovative medical research, education of health professionals, funding of medical equipment and patient facilities within the hospital.

Medical research is a priority focus for the Foundation and thanks to wonderful community support, we are able to boast a cost effective and life-changing medical research program that provides significant health benefits for the people of our region.

Most importantly, your donations are spent here in Northern Tasmania and used to provide our doctors, nurses and other health professionals with medical research opportunities they would find difficult to get at other regional hospitals. This in turn, provides the LGH with a competitive edge to attract and retain skilled medical professionals to live and work in our region, thus our community gets better access to specialist care.

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Churchill Fellowship Awarded

Launceston GP and Associate Professor in General Practice at the Launceston Clinical School, Dr Jan Radford, has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to support her research into General Practice electronic data. Currently undertaking a Clifford Craig funded study into kidney disease, Associate Professor Radford described receiving the prestigious award as a welcome boost to

Research Projects Attract Funding Boosts

The value of a local research organisation such as the Clifford Craig Foundation has been highlighted in recent months with the research undertakings of two LGH researchers being awarded external funding boosts to broaden their research activity. LGH Emergency Department nurse Maria Unwin undertook a study into Emergency Department patient access as part of a

Flu Season: When to Vaccinate

With the upcoming flu season approaching, it is vitally important that Australians understand the importance of immunisation. More than 1100 people across the country died from the flu last year, with most of them over the age of 65 years. Don’t vaccinate too early The timing of your annual flu shot is critical to ensuring


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“A Day at Hattondale Farm” Garden Fete

The Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig invite you to “A Day at Hattondale Farm Garden Fete” Saturday 24th November 10am – 4pm Wander through several acres of picturesque garden, ponds & river frontage at this private residence on the Liffey River near Carrick Attractions: Variety of stalls and entertainment for all ages Refreshments: Sandwiches, Devonshire

Ladies Day Out -18th August 2018

Our annual ‘Ladies Day Out’ will be held on Saturday 18th August 2018 This event is the perfect opportunity to gather the girls for an afternoon of delicious delights, fashion, beauty, shopping and all the things a girl loves!

Run & Walk For Your Heart – Sunday 7th October 2018

Save the Date! Our annual health promotion event, Run & Walk for your Heart 5K will be held on Sunday 7th October 2018 Make a commitment towards better health and join together as an entire community by participating in our 5K run or walk on the first day of daylight savings. More information and registration

Clifford Craig

Visit us at:
W.D. Booth Centre,
5th Floor,
Launceston General Hospital,
Charles Street,
Launceston Tas 7250
Ph: (03) 6777 6010
Email: enquiries@cliffordcraig.org.au