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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-led study suggests e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn products are as equally toxic to lungs

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston Smoking e-cigarettes or “vaping” could be just as harmful as regular cigarettes, a new study has found. Published in the European Respiratory Journal of Open Research, the study is the first of its kind to directly compare heat-not-burn products with e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco cigarettes. Led by the University of Tasmania’s Respiratory Translational Research Group’s Sukhwinder Sohal, the study found

Tasmanian Dr Stephen Myers continues research aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston New research into insulin resistance aims to unlock a window of opportunity in preventing type 2 diabetes. University of Tasmania biomedical science lecturer Dr Stephen Myers’ latest study explores the zinc activation of the enzymes responsible for insulin signalling. With support from the Clifford Craig Foundation, Dr Myers aims to target the clinical prevention

Tasmanian Dr Sukhwinder Sohal to research asthma-COPD overlap syndrome in state’s North West

Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston Asthma–chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome remains a common, but loosely defined condition. However, a new study by Tasmanian researcher Dr Sukhwinder Sohal, aims to identify the prevalence and burden of ACOS in Tasmania’s North West. While asthma and COPD are traditionally characterised as separate diseases, Dr Sohal said many patients often


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Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig Foundation Mothers Day Luncheon – 10th May

The Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig invite you to the annual Mother’s Day Luncheon Friday 10th May 2019 Riverside Golf Club Start: 12 noon for 12:30 pm Cost: $50 per person includes a glass of sparkling on arrival Lucky door prize Mothers Day Raffle drawn on the day Guest Speaker: Rebecca Duffy, Wine Maker, Holm

Clifford Craig Charity Ball – Grease is the Word!

Friday 10th May 2019 Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston Time:7pm Cost: $1500 per table of 10 or $150 pp Includes: 3 course dinner, beverages and entertainment Dress: Black Tie with a touch of 1950’s glamour To register your interest in our 2019 Gala Ball please contact the Clifford Craig office on 6777 6010 or admin@cliffordcraig.org.au  

International Women’s Day 2019 with Gillian Triggs

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Clifford Craig Foundation International Women’s Day Luncheon with former president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs. If you would like to attend the luncheon next year, please let us know and we’ll let you now when the date approaches.  Call the Foundation office on 6777 6010

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