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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Jessica Willard – The Examiner, Launceston Prevention is better than a cure, according to Fiona Wood AM, and for more than three decades the renowned surgeon has been redefining clinical excellence. One of Australia’s most innovative and respected surgeons, Dr Wood has dedicated much of her career to burns research. On Thursday, she visited Launceston for the first time, presenting
Launceston GP and Associate Professor in General Practice at the Launceston Clinical School, Dr Jan Radford, has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to support her research into General Practice electronic data. Currently undertaking a Clifford Craig funded study into kidney disease, Associate Professor Radford described receiving the prestigious award as a welcome boost to
The value of a local research organisation such as the Clifford Craig Foundation has been highlighted in recent months with the research undertakings of two LGH researchers being awarded external funding boosts to broaden their research activity. LGH Emergency Department nurse Maria Unwin undertook a study into Emergency Department patient access as part of a
Free Public Medical Lecture – 20th annual Dare Shott Lecture Join us to hear from guest speaker Professor Christine Jenkins, one of Australia’s leading female respiratory physicians. Professor Jenkins is the head of the Respiratory Group, The George Institute for Global Health; Professor of Respiratory Medicine UNSW Sydney; Clinical Professor and Head, University of Sydney; and
Join the Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig to celebrate the running of the Melbourne Cup Tuesday 6th November 2018 Venue: Tas Tafe – Drysdale Restaurant, 93 Paterson Street, opposite Royal Park – Launceston’s Hospitality Training College (no onsite car parking – suggest parking at Paterson St West Car Park Start: 12 noon for 12:30pm Cost:
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: This event would not be made possible without the support of our valued sponsors, volunteers and supporters :
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