Dupuytren’s Disease – Research Update

25 Oct 2018

Dupuytren’s Disease has been described as “the most common crippling hand condition that most people have never heard of”, however, it is a common condition in the Australian and Tasmanian populations. The palm of the hand contains a deep layer of tissue called palmar fascia, which extends across the palm to the fingers. In patients

Research Scholarships Awarded

Thanks to the generous support of donors and sponsors, the Clifford Craig Foundation is able to facilitate important research program that contributes to providing the people of north and northwest Tasmania with the best possible healthcare. This year the Foundation has allocated funding of more than $600,000 for medical research. An important element of the

Orthopaedic Research Benefits Patients and Hospitals

A two-year research study undertaken by Launceston orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Jonathan Mulford, has returned findings which may facilitate earlier discharge from hospital and reduce healthcare costs. Dr Mulford’s research involved 164 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (replacement) or total knee arthroplasty at the Launceston General Hospital and St Lukes Calvary Hospital between January 2016 and

Congratulations Merle Wells AO

24 Oct 2018

Long-serving chairperson of the Devonport Friends of Clifford Craig, Merle Wells, has been duly recognised in the 2018 Honours List for her contribution to volunteering and social welfare. Announced earlier this year, Merle has been awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of her many years of community work. The Clifford Craig Foundation has greatly

Burns surgeon Fiona Woods visits Launceston

12 Sep 2018

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