Questions over the role of the health minister Brad Hazard has played in ruling out the current Tweed Hospital site for redevelopment have been raised by Tweed Shire councillor Chris Cherry.
People power and a quick response by staff at the Lismore Base Hospital has ensured that the milk contract for local hospitals has been returned to NORCO.
The site for the half-billion dollar future Tweed Valley Hospital was announced today, with Tweed MP Geoff Provest saying it would bring a ‘jobs bonanza’ to the region.
Following revelations that local patients are being forced to go across the border to Queensland to access health services because Tweed Hospital is at breaking point, Greens NSW Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker has called on both the Liberal-Nationals and Labor to stop using Tweed Hospital as a ‘political football’.
A 52-year-old West Ballina grandmother faces an anxious wait of up to a year to discover whether she has colon cancer after she was told by Lismore Base Hospital that was the earliest date she could expect to have a colonoscopy despite her sister having the condition.
New NSW health minister Brad Hazzard used his visit to the Tweed Hospital today to float the idea of a ‘greenfield’ site for a new replacement hospital for the region, similar to the recently completed Byron Central Hospital.
As the state’s new health minister, Brad Hazzard, prepares to visit north coast hospitals for his first time in the role, his ALP counterpart, Walt Secord, has challenged him to ‘spell out how he is going to fix chronic understaffing across the region’.