Calvary signs MOU for Calvary Launceston co-located hospital

Calvary is delighted to confirm the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Tasmanian Government and Department of Health and Calvary, to develop a new hospital, co-located with Launceston General Hospital (LGH).

The new Calvary Launceston purpose built hospital will replace the existing Calvary St Luke’s and Calvary St Vincent’s Hospitals, at an estimated project cost of $120m, enabling us to care for more patients each year, with more operating theatres and patient spaces.

Martin Bowles AO PSM, National Chief Executive Officer, Calvary Health Care said, “We share a vision to advance the health of communities in Northern Tasmania. The MOU allows the benefit of closer collaboration with government to leverage our combined expertise and inform new models of care, clinical leadership, and the delivery of value-based health care.

“We thank our clinicians and staff for their contribution to the detailed planning thus far. Our design is guided by changes in clinical practice and patient expectations. During the project, the support of our Specialist Doctors and our staff will be instrumental in making sure our new hospital is fit for purpose now and into the future.”

Calvary looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Tasmanian Government and Department of Health to ensure that the co-location ultimately improves the services and health outcomes for both public and private patients alike and realises a vibrant health precinct in the heart of Launceston.

Calvary’s overall aim is to grow to support the changing needs of the communities we serve.

“We are confident that a co-located Calvary private hospital will add to Tasmania’s overall health capacity, not only in providing for the day-to-day health needs of the community but also in times of heightened demand.”

The expanded scope of offerings and the potential to work between the public and private health services will assist in attracting and retaining new specialists and other clinical staff to the North through the offering of a diverse range of opportunities.