Major building work has begun at the site of the $673 million Tweed Valley Hospital, delivering up to 650 construction jobs and passing a major milestone in the massive NSW Nationals in the state government project.
“This is a big deal: it is the largest ever regional capital health investment by a NSW Government and another election promise I am delighted to keep,” NSW Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said.
“The new Tweed Valley Hospital will double the capacity of the existing facility to comfortably meet the Tweed’s current and future health needs when it opens in 2023.
“It will ensure 5000 patients each year will not have to travel outside of the area to access life-saving treatments.”
Planning and designing of the hospital has been – and will continue to be – a highly collaborative process, involving clinicians and operational staff as well as the community. To date, there have been over 500 project user group meetings to ensure we are building a hospital designed by and for the community, and one that is future-proofed.
Mr Provest said building the next to the Kingscliff TAFE will allow the partnership between TAFE NSW and the Tweed Valley Hospital to develop and deliver improved education and training opportunities for the people of the Tweed.
The new Tweed Valley Hospital will include:
- more operating theatres and recovery spaces;
- expanded emergency department;
- enhanced medical, surgical and mental health services;
- enhanced ambulatory care services including more outpatient clinics;
- new interventional cardiology service; and
- new radiotherapy service as part of a new integrated cancer care service.