World-class, half a billion dollar hospital for Tweed Heads
Tweed Heads made headlines around NSW last week with the announcement that a state-of-the-art, $534 million hospital is on the cards for the booming community.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest was joined by Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Treasurer Dominic Perrot to announce hospital which is the biggest project the area has seen in decades.
The brand-new hospital will serve the needs of the Tweed, an area that is projected to grow by 128,000 over the next ten years. After consultations with medical professionals, specialists and surgeons recommended a new facility as opposed to an upgrade, Geoff has been on the case, championing the issue in Macquarie Street and is delighted to see the enormous project locked in the 2017 NSW Budget.
“This is fabulous news, it’s the biggest news in the Tweed in decades. It’s taken a Liberals and Nationals Government, which I am part of, to recognise the needs of the Tweed and I am so proud of what we are going to achieve here,” he said.
“A new hospital for the Tweed area means patients in our region will get a welcoming, modern facility that provides the best care for the future”.
This hospital is proof of what a strong Nationals and Liberals team can do for regional communities, an achievement NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said was only possible due to the sound economic management of NSW.
“We're a government that has its books in order. When you’re in a strong economic position you can reinvest in your communities and I’m delighted that the Tweed community will have a new, state-of-the-art hospital,” said Dominic.
The new hospital is expected to feature a large emergency department, more operating theatres, integrated cancer care services and a focus on cardiac care.
Site selection is to occur within the next few months and the NSW Government will continue to work with staff and clinicians through the development process to best understand the needs of Tweed Heads and surrounding communities.