19/12/2019

G+T has advised Healthscope on the long-term contract to operate the Hobart Private Hospital.

Healthscope is a leading private healthcare provider with 43 hospitals in Australia and pathology operations across New Zealand.

After a six-month competitive tender process run by the Tasmanian Government, Healthscope was selected as the preferred tenderer in August 2019 which was followed by exclusive negotiations. The new contract commenced on 13 December 2019.

Hobart Private Hospital is one of the major private hospitals in Hobart and the only private facility co-located with a tertiary hospital (the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania’s largest hospital). The hospital is licensed for 142 overnight beds and has an emergency department, five operating theatres, a cardiac catheterisation lab, maternity unit and critical care unit.

G+T advised Healthscope on all aspects of the tender process, including extensive contract negotiations with the Tasmanian Government.

Banking + Infrastructure Partner Alexander Danne led the G+T team, with support from lawyers Daniel Yim, Dylan Gardner and Christopher Ashen.

Commenting on the deal, Alexander Danne said, “We are very pleased to have assisted Healthscope throughout their successful bid in relation to the Hobart Private Hospital. The Hospital plays a central role in the overall Tasmanian healthcare system, and the new contract provides certainty to the Tasmanian public around emergency and key clinical services, eases pressure on the Royal Hobart Hospital, and paves the way for continued capital investment”.

G+T has previously advised Healthscope on major hospital infrastructure projects including the Gold Coast Private Hospital and the Northern Beaches Hospital.

Gilbert + Tobin’s Infrastructure team is recognised in the leading legal directories, including most recently Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020 and Legal 500.  Alexander Danne is recognised both by IFLR and Best Lawyers in the areas of both Project Finance and Construction/Infrastructure.   We act for sponsors, State governments, lenders, and contractors on a range of infrastructure and other projects.

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