Locals are invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at construction progress of the new $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital, with a community open day being held on Saturday, June 18, from 10am to 2pm.
Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the open day would give the community their first look at how construction is progressing and provide an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the emerging new hospital campus.
“The community has played such an important part in the process in delivering this new hospital, which will be a life-changing for so many in the region,” Mr Provest said.
“We are delivering more beds – almost 200 more than the current Tweed Hospital – and new services so that more than 5,000 locals will no longer have to travel outside the region for life-saving medical treatments.
“The community has been involved in this project right from the start, and with the main hospital building nearing structural completion, this is a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand the progress under way and take a look inside their new hospital.”
Nationals Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said the community open day will showcase construction progress, with community members invited to tour the new hospital foyer and emergency department as well as the hospital campus via bus.
“In addition to the guided site tours, there will be plenty on offer, with exhibition stands showcasing the construction of the hospital and information about our clinical services, as well as kids entertainment, food and drinks,” Mrs Taylor said.
There are limited site tour spaces available and community members are encouraged to pre-register.
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Information about the community open day is also available on the project website; https://tweedvalleyhospital.health.nsw.gov.au/.
The new Tweed Valley Hospital is set to be completed in 2023 and is part of the NSW Government’s $723.3 million investment in health for the Tweed-Byron region. It is one of the largest regional capital health investment funded entirely by the NSW Nationals in the state government.
A new purpose-built ambulance station for the local community will also be built on the Tweed Valley Hospital campus and is due for completion in 2023. It forms part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $232 million RAIR (Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration) program.
The Tweed Valley Hospital development is part of the NSW Government’s record $10.8 billion investment in health infrastructure over four years to 2024-25, with nearly a third of the capital allocation in this financial year going towards regional and rural health facilities.