A new, state-of-the-art hospital will be built in Tweed Heads thanks to a $530 million commitment from the NSW Government in the 2017-18 budget.
The State’s Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Tweed MP Geoff Provest today visited the existing Tweed Hospital to make the announcement – saying it could be opening its doors to provide healthcare to locals in around 4-5 years time.
The Deputy Premier said the move was part of the NSW Government’s plan to enhance health services in regional parts of the state.
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Member for Tweed Geoff Provest described it as the biggest news in the Tweed in decades – and the biggest capital investment in the Tweed’s history.
“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 will give locals access to 21st century care – greatly improving quality of life.
“Some of the services that will be offered have only been available in Brisbane or further afield. This will save travel time, and encourage more specialists to come and live in the Tweed where we’ll have a first class medical system,” Mr Provest told myGC.
An Expression of Interest and site selection process will begin shortly to identify the most suitable site for the new hospital. Then, over the coming year, the project team will work with staff and clinicians to understand how services will be delivered at the new hospital.
The project design is expected to be finalised mid-next year, with construction to take around three years.