Clifford Craig Foundation Limited



Launceston General Hospital 280 Charles Street, Launceston TAS 7250
About Us

The Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust is named after the late Dr Clifford Craig – surgeon, administrator, radiologist and historian.

In 1915 young Cliff was in his final year at school in Melbourne. He was school captain and opening batsman of the school XI. The following year he’d graduated, joined the AIF and was deployed to the Middle East as a private in the Desert Mounted Corps Operating Unit.

This innovative medical unit was highly mobile, based in tents, and was a response to the need to treat injured troops as quickly as possible. The surgeon commander of the unit specially requested young Cliff to be part of the team.

What We Do

The research trust was set up with a focus on those diseases and disorders that affect Tasmanians. Your donation, large or small, will help ensure quality research will continue at the Launceston General Hospital for the benefit of all.

Since 1992 the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust has:

  • Awarded grants funding in excess of $4.5 million to over a 130 medical research projects.
  • Established a dedicated research centre at the Launceston General Hospital.
  • Created a Familial Bowel Cancer Register for Tasmania which is now saving lives.
  • Funded groundbreaking research into Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, a treatable form of dementia.
  • Facilitated the commencement of a Genetic Heart Disease Registry for Tasmania in 2011.