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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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Reflecting on asthma research on World Asthma Day

An initiative by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), World Asthma Day is held on the first Tuesday of May each year and aims to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. Today, the Clifford Craig Foundation reflects on their two ongoing studies contributing to asthma research. Asthma is a long-term condition of the lungs where

Launceston researcher’s key finding on fatal lung disease

Sue Bailey – The Examiner, Launceston A landmark study, led by a Launceston researcher, could change the way a fatal lung disease is managed and lead to new treatments and prevention. Dr Sukhwinder Sohal said research into Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) had for the first time identified a new biomarker or protein produced as part of the

2019 Flu Season | When to Vaccinate

The on-set of cooler weather in Tasmania prompts discussion of cold and flu, and of course, when to get your flu shot.  A record 11 million Australians got a flu shot last year – nearly a third more than the previous year. In 2018, 58,824 cases of influenza were reported, compared to nearly 250,000 cases in 2017. It is not possible


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Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig – Soup & Sandwich Luncheon

The Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig invite you to their annual Soup & Sandwich Luncheon Thursday 25th July 2019 Guest speaker: Dr Frank Madill AM Time: 12pm for a 12:30pm start Venue: Kings Meadows Bowls Club – 18 Carr Street, Kings Meadows Cost: $20 per person To secure your booking, please send payment with acceptance.

Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig – Movie Night at the Star Theatre – Rocketman

The Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig invite you to a movie night at the Star Theatre featuring “Rocketman”. Join us at the Star Theatre for an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. Thursday 27th June 2019 Time of arrival: 7:45pm Movie start time: 8:15 pm Cost: $45

Refresh Business Breakfast – October 2019

Please join the Clifford Craig Foundation and St.LukesHealth in discussing the region’s untapped health potential at the Refresh Business breakfast. Our next Refresh Business Breakfast will be held in October. More information and details coming soon.    

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