House debates

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Constituency Statements

Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust

1:56 pm

Photo of Geoff LyonsGeoff Lyons (Bass, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I congratulate the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust. I attended their fundraising dinner on Friday night. I commend this organisation for the research that they fund, particularly for undergraduate medical students and, for that matter, for allied health professions. This organisation is rather small. It is based at Launceston General Hospital, probably the greatest local hospital in Australia. They are a fantastic part of that hospital. Research is a really important part of undergraduate training. Launceston General Hospital has this magnificent medical research trust, a local trust set up basically to do research within the northern region of Tasmania. They are involved in some international studies as well. Some of the research papers that have been released, particularly on aged care, have been presented at international conferences and have been internationally recognised. I pay tribute to the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust.