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The NSW government is to officially open the $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital today after the transferral of patients to the new facility last week.

The government says it’s the state’s largest capital health investment in the regions in history.

The new hospital is said to have capacity for 430 beds, nearly 200 more than at the former Tweed Hospital.

The government on Wednesday issued a media release listing key features at the new hospital as follows:

  • Access to radiotherapy services, as part of a new integrated cancer care service;
  • New satellite medical imaging in the emergency department, to speed up access to support;
  • Development of an interventional cardiology service aimed at delivering diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures for the first time in Tweed;
  • A clinical training and research hub through the Northern NSW Academic Health Alliance that authorities say will bring together local universities, TAFE NSW and the Local Health district;
  • A new car park with more than 1,000 free car parking spaces.

New Kingscliff ambo station, urgent homecare services

A new Urgent Care Service clinic has also been promised for the area, along with a new ambulance station in Kingscliff.

Urgent Care Service clinics are designed to ease pressure on emergency departments by providing care to people in their homes.

The government says the new service, launched only weeks ago, is initially treating elderly patients in the comfort of their home or residential aged care facility.

The service is to expand to operating seven days a week from 8.00am – 8.00pm from next month, staffed by a team of nurses, NSW Ambulance Extended Care Paramedics and allied health professionals.

Meanwhile, the new Kingscliff ambulance station is reportedly on track for completion in coming months.

The new two-level ambulance station is to replace a 65-year-old station on Marine Parade in Kingscliff.

It’s to have eight internal parking bays (including an internal wash bay), administration and office areas, staff rest facilities, gym, logistics and storage areas and on-site parking.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, no big bang for me with the new hospital, went there today for my first cardio rehab class and couldn’t get a park anywhere. I did see the “elite’ mob patting themselves on the back on how good a job they have done. Lived in Tweed for forty five years and never not got a park at the old hospital. Very 😢 sad

  2. That multi story structure constructed between Hospital and Tweed Coast Road is the Car park. I would find it hard to believe that you failed to locate a vacant parking spot out of a quoted allocated 1000 vehicles.

    • I work there ( at least till I find a much better paying job doing the same thing in Qld!)

      Management has given staff almost 2000 lockers.

      We also have 700 staff car parks.

      Can you do the math because obviously those in charge couldn’t?!?

      The tearing up and planting of grass over the “ tradies” car park that was constructed and used during construction should result in several executives being sacked.

      It cost million too build, half a million to tear up and grass over and I conserve estimate 3 million to rebuild.

      Brilliant work by the “ brains”!

      It’s not a “ teething problem “ it’s a very poor design with multiple chronic issues.

      Build in the middle of nowhere surrounded by farmland with minimal public transport connections was never going too be a intelligent design.
      Where is our local LNP state member?

      Gone to ground or died of embarrassment?

      The surveyors are all ready working in surroundings.

      It’s a shame, Kingscliff is going too be another Southport

  3. And let’s not forgot buses having to use Cudgen village as their turnaround because no thought in the planning to provide this on the site. I worked in the Gold Coast University hospital for many years. A major health facility with first rate public transport to the door. Here in the Tweed we have our own major health facility but built in a rural precinct and then left to fend for itself in terms of transport accessibility. It’s an absolute case study in what happens when planning is for political needs and not community. Sadly the chooks are now returning home to roost.

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