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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Launceston research into probiotic to prevent Haemophilus influenzae infections

A Launceston scientist is studying the use of a probiotic to potentially prevent certain chronic infections. Dr Stephen Tristram is researching Haemophilus influenzae, a bacterium that has a level of antibiotic resistance deemed a “global threat to human health”. “This organism is a common inhabitant of our throats where it does us no harm, but under

Launceston doctor to study death following chemotherapy

Originally from Normandy in France, Dr Axel Durieux has found a home for himself in Launceston. The Holman Clinic physician arrived in Australia 18 months ago, after working in Paris and the UK. He has received a 2018 grant of $11,642 from the Clifford Craig Foundation to study early death following chemotherapy. Dr Durieux will use digital

Clifford Craig Foundation grant to study zinc and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes

A study looking into zinc transporters in the body’s cells is underway, which will help scientists better understand insulin resistance in type 2 diabetic patients. University of Tasmania biomedical science lecturer Dr Stephen Myers is leading the Launceston study, which is being funded by the Clifford Craig Foundation. A 2018 grant from the foundation will allow the


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Christmas Conversations Luncheon

Thank you the 300 plus guests who joined us to hear The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce at the Christmas Conversations Luncheon on 6 December. The luncheon was a wonderful success with 300 guests enthralled by Dame Quentin Bryce’s interview with Rachel Williams. Dame Quentin’s willingness to openly share her life experiences from her time as

International Women’s Day Luncheon

The Clifford Craig Foundation in March each year host a luncheon to celebrate International Women’s Day. The Clifford Craig Foundation’s International Women’s Day Luncheon is one of the most popular ladies only events on the Northern Tasmanian social calendar. Previous guest speakers have included the iconic Ita Buttrose, Women’s Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief, Helen McCabe, Australia’s favourite travel reporter,

Save the Date! Clifford Craig Charity Ball

Save the Date! Our gala charity event of the year, The Clifford Craig Charity Ball will be held on Friday 11th May 2018 Planning has commenced for our night of nights and it is going to be amazing! Lock Friday 11th May 2018 in your diary and gather your friends for a great night. If you would like

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