News

Influenza Vaccine Research Trials

17 Oct 2017

We are currently funding a trial led by Associate Professor Kate Flanagan who is researching the affects of the influenza vaccine in older people. The research aims to understand the reasons behind why the flu vaccine is less effective for older patients and how this can be overcome. In the last year, 21 lives have been

A Day at Glen Ireh Estate Garden Fete

05 Oct 2017

The Launceston Friends of Clifford Craig invite you to ‘A Day at Glen Ireh Estate’ Garden Fete Saturday 25th November Time: 10am-4pm Come and wander through Glen Ireh Estate’s 7 acres of beautiful park land garden Attractions: Whisky tasting at Adam’s Distillery Variety of stalls and entertainment for all ages Refreshments: Sandwiches, Devonshire teas and

Medical Research

Factors contributing to impaired lung function in children

15 Sep 2017

A previous Clifford Craig funded research study, undertaken in 2014 into the prevalence of asthma in children in rural North West Tasmania, is providing the data for a follow-up pilot study that has the potential of identifying risk factors for impaired lung function in early life. Asthma prevalence study Associate Professor Heinrich Weber undertook the

New technique for Gallstone removal at LGH

The Gastroenterology team at the Launceston General Hospital has successfully utilised a new technique to remove gallstones. The first Holmium Laser Biliary Lithotripsy procedure in Tasmania was performed by Dr Scott Fanning recently during an ERCP case (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) at the hospital. ERCP is a procedure used to diagnose and treat diseases of the

Medical Research

ICU sedation trial

The intensive care unit at the Launceston General Hospital is in the top 25% of recruiting sites for an international multi-centre research trial that is evaluating ICU sedation management of patients who are on ventilators with an aim of improving function and recovery. The trial The study involves 63 ICUs throughout Australia and includes overseas