Let's be clear from the start, Calvary's long-planned Launceston private co-located hospital will be an asset to North and North-West Tasmania.
It is a once in a generation opportunity to revolutionise the region's struggling and dysfunctional healthcare system.
An opportunity that cannot be missed.
Calvary's $100 million unsolicited bid has been with the Coordinator-General's office since December 2017, with the private health provider looking to consolidate its St Luke's and St Vincent's hospitals in a building close to the state-run Launceston General Hospital.
Launceston has limited private hospital services compared to similar regional cities with up to a third of patients who present to the LGH estimated to have private health insurance.
They often present to the public hospital because of a lack of private services elsewhere.
North and North-West residents are also tired of having to travel South or to Melbourne for services that could be offered in Launceston.
Calvary and the Tasmanian government are consulting with key stakeholders on what services will be provided, but some medical professionals are demanding that the four years of deliberations come to an end by the end of November.
A clear picture must be provided on the improved services, efficiencies and project timelines.
While services for the co-located hospital have not yet been finalised, a big focus is expected to be elective surgery.
This will help free up LGH medical beds, improve patient flow and reduce demand pressures on the public hospital and see more Tasmanians receive their elective surgery within clinically recommended times.
However, there are growing concerns that not all community expectations will be met.
The government and health department say the proposal includes both overnight and same-day beds, with services including palliative care, mental health, post-natal services and elective surgery, and will help overcome the region's poor record of struggling to attract and retain health professionals.
Calvary has said a new facility would enable them to increase their services offered now with more operating theatres and patient spaces.
But there is growing community and health stakeholder concern as to what level those services will be provided, and to what degree much needed research, education and a private emergency department will be factored in.
Services a StLukesHealth member survey in December last year found are very important to their needs.
While this shouldn't be rushed and more information should be shared before anything is finalised to ensure we get what the community needs for the improved health system the Gutwein government promised.