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 Charity Ball

Here we go again! Our gala charity event of the year, The Clifford Craig Charity Ball  will be held on Friday 11th May 2018 Our night of nights is certainly not to be missed with Australia’s No. 1 ABBA Tribute Band, BABBA entertaining us!

International Women’s Day Luncheon with Jelena Dokic

Thank you to the guests who joined us to celebrate International Women’s Day, with international tennis star, Jelena Dokic and Tasmania’s 2015 Mother of the Year, Lisa King. The day was a huge success, and we hope you enjoyed it. Thanks to you, we raised over $8,500 to go toward medical research, right here in

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5th Floor,
Launceston General Hospital,
Charles Street,
Launceston Tas 7250
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