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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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Tasmanian disease specialist Katie Flanagan continues research into influenza immunity

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston   Influenza is responsible for up to half a million deaths annually around the world. However, little is still known about why young children are far more susceptible to infection. Associate professor Katie Flanagan is hoping to change that, as part of a groundbreaking research project funded by the Clifford

Clifford Craig Foundation announce 2018 medical research grant recipients

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston   Childhood asthma, type 2 diabetes and immunity to influenza are just some of the areas of medical research set to receive a significant boost in Launceston next year. The Clifford Craig Foundation announced the recipients of its 2019 medical research grants on Thursday, with eight new projects set to receive more

Professor Christine Jenkins presents at annual Dare Shott Memorial Lecture

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston   Chronic lung disease can no longer be ignored. This was the message of Professor Christine Jenkins at Tuesday’s 20th annual Dare Shott Memorial Lecture, held at Peppers Silo Hotel. The head of the respiratory group at the George Institute for Global Health, Professor Jenkins is one of Australia’s leading female respiratory


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Christmas Conversations Luncheon with Susan Alberti AC

Join us for an intimate conversation as Rachel Williams talks with one of Australia’s pre-eminent Philanthropists, having donated millions of dollars to medical research throughout her successful business career and Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club, Susan Alberti AC. Hear Susan’s extraordinary story of determination and resilience,  a lady who has battled boardrooms,

Run & Walk For Your Heart – Sunday 7th October 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2018 Run & Walk! It was fantastic to see so many participants all taking the first step towards better Heart health. Click here for event results: Results   This event would not be made possible without the support of our valued sponsors, volunteers and supporters :

“A Day at Hattondale Farm” Garden Fete

The Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig invite you to “A Day at Hattondale Farm Garden Fete” Saturday 24th November 10am – 4pm Wander through several acres of picturesque garden, ponds & river frontage at this private residence on the Liffey River near Carrick Attractions: Variety of stalls and entertainment for all ages Refreshments: Sandwiches, Devonshire

Clifford Craig

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