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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Kiian farewells his hair for cardiac research

Kiian Ratten is 9 years old and has always been known as the kid with the hair! His father Daniel was recently diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome, a genetic heart condition that is treatable, but can result in in sudden fainting, seizures or even sudden death if it is undetected. Kiian, from Perth Western Australia,

Participants sought for vaccine research study

The research team investigating the effects of vaccines on the human immune system is seeking members of the community to participate in the trial.

The use of Dexamethasone in Hip and Knee arthroplasty to improve short term recovery

Joint replacement surgery is an increasingly common procedure which uses significant hospital resources.


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A Women of Charity – The Winifred Daphne Booth Story

This is the story of the women behind a wonderful legacy and her remarkable life.

High Tea at Two – Saturday 12th August

The annual ‘High Tea at Two’ ladies event will be held on Saturday 12th August 2017 We would love you to join us for an afternoon of delicious delights and all the things a girl loves, including a gala fashion shoe previewing the Spring/Summer collection, cake auction and boutique shopping market.

Run & Walk For Your Heart – Sunday 1st October

Heart Disease is the single biggest killer in Australia with 1 in 6 people affected by it.  As a community, lets do something about it!  We would love you along with your friends and family to join us and make a healthy lifestyle commitment on the first day of daylight saving. Clifford Craig Foundation in

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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