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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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New team of Neurologists welcomed to the LGH

Following many years of limited access to neurology services across Northern Tasmania, the Launceston General Hospital has recently welcomed two members of the new neurology team that will service the north and northwest of the state. Dr Matt Lee-Archer and Dr Lauren Giles recently commenced their appointments at the hospital and will soon be followed

Overton Family Story

You don’t expect to talk about your own death… But then Lyn and Ken’s story is a little different! Life was good for the couple. They’d been married twenty-nine years, had four children and two grandchildren (now 15 grandchildren). Lyn was fit and active. “Neither of us had ever been ill, we were just sailing

Reflecting on asthma research on World Asthma Day

An initiative by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), World Asthma Day is held on the first Tuesday of May each year and aims to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. Today, the Clifford Craig Foundation reflects on their two ongoing studies contributing to asthma research. Asthma is a long-term condition of the lungs where


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Run & Walk For Your Heart – Sunday 6th October 2019

Join us on Sunday October 6 and make a commitment towards your heart health by participating in Run & Walk for your Heart 2019. Run & Walk for your Heart 5K presented by The Clifford Craig Foundation and Rotary Club of Launceston is an annual health promotion initiative to get the whole community moving by raising

Ladies Day Out

A big thank you to all of our guests at Ladies Day Out 2019!   A fantastic afternoon was had celebrating all the things a girl loves!   This event would certainly not be made possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Principal Partner:                    

Refresh Business Breakfast – October 2019

Please join the Clifford Craig Foundation and St.LukesHealth in discussing the region’s untapped health potential at the Refresh Business breakfast. Our next Refresh Business Breakfast will be held on October 22. More information and guest speaker details coming soon.    

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