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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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Clifford Craig-funded research led by Associate Professor Stephen Tristram using ‘good’ bacteria

Story courtesy of The Examiner Newspaper 30.11.19 – Jessica Willard – Health Reporter  The practice of administering people with “good bacteria” or probiotics is an emerging approach to controlling infectious diseases. New Tasmanian research aims to develop a nasal spray to introduce good bacteria strains, to fight the bad bacteria responsible for lower respiratory tract

Clifford Craig Foundation announce 2020 medical research grant recipients

The Chairman of the Clifford Craig Foundation, Associate Professor Don McTaggart, today announced the successful recipients of medical research grants. Five (5) new projects will be funded by Clifford Craig Foundation in 2020 with the grants totalling $238,970. Two projects have received further funding, $200,000 to the Vaccine Trial to extend the project to 2021

Launceston researcher Ianthe Boden awarded PEDro Prize at World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress

Story and Image courtesy of The Examiner Newspaper – Health Reporter, Jessica Willard   She’s described physiotherapists as the “unsung heroes” in patient recovery, but now Launceston researcher Ianthe Boden has been recognised on the world stage. Ms Boden recently accepted the PEDro’ prize for best trial at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress


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Dare Shott Memorial Lecture – International Speaking Professor Jonathan Grigg on Vaping, Lungs & Germs

Given the uncertainly and the rapid-changing nature of the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, the Clifford Craig Foundation has considered the steps we need to undertake to ensure the health and safety of the community. Accordingly, following advice from the Head of Infectious Diseases, Prof. Katie Flanagan, it is necessary to cancel the Dare Shott

International Women’s Day Luncheon – 12th March 2020

Thank you  for joining us at this year’s International Women’s Day Luncheon with Dr Ginni Mansberg, Channel 7’s resident GP on Sunrise and The Morning Show, our ‘Local Hero’ Belinda BJ King and the honourable Minister Sarah Courtney MP. It was a huge success and we hope you enjoyed the luncheon. With Thanks to you,

Christmas Conversations Luncheon with Alastair Lynch

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the the Clifford Craig Foundation’s Christmas Conversations Luncheon with Alastair Lynch. What a fantastic day and wonderful interview  by Rachel Williams who chatted with the Tasmanian three-time AFL Premiership Captain about his amazing career, life after football and his remarkable story of courage and hope with his

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