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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New technique for Gallstone removal at LGH

The Gastroenterology team at the Launceston General Hospital has successfully utilised a new technique to remove gallstones. The first Holmium Laser Biliary Lithotripsy procedure in Tasmania was performed by Dr Scott Fanning recently during an ERCP case (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) at the hospital. ERCP is a procedure used to diagnose and treat diseases of the

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ICU sedation trial

The intensive care unit at the Launceston General Hospital is in the top 25% of recruiting sites for an international multi-centre research trial that is evaluating ICU sedation management of patients who are on ventilators with an aim of improving function and recovery. The trial The study involves 63 ICUs throughout Australia and includes overseas

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Striving to find answers to the mystery of MND

Public awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) has increased significantly throughout the world in recent years and this has dramatically stimulated philanthropic activity to help accelerate research to and a cure for the neurodegenerative disorder. This was the message conveyed by Sydney professor Matthew Kiernan at the 2017 Dare Shott Lecture in Launceston. The annual


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Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig – Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Join the Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig to celebrate the running of the Melbourne Cup Venue: Tas Tafe – Drysdale Restaurant, 93 Paterson Street, opposite Royal Park – Launceston’s Hospitality Training College (no onsite car parking – suggest parking at Paterson St West Car Park Start: 12 noon for 12:30pm Cost: $65 per head –

A Day at Glen Ireh Estate Garden Fete

The Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig invite you to ‘A Day at Glen Ireh Estate’ Garden Fete Saturday 25th November Time: 10am-4pm Come and wander through Glen Ireh Estate’s 7 acres of beautiful park land garden Attractions: Whisky tasting at Adam’s Distillery Variety of stalls and entertainment for all ages Refreshments: Sandwiches, Devonshire teas and

The O’Connors of Connorville Book Launch & Open Garden

Join the Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig to celebrate the story of Roderic O’Connor’s steely determination an positive influence in early Tasmanian history. Where: “Connorville” Cressy, Tasmania When: Sunday 22nd October Open Garden: 2pm-4pm Book launch: 3:00pm Price: $20.00 (only 1000 tickets available) Devonshire Tea will be available for $5 Tickets available by clicking below:

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