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David Pettifer, Uki In reply to today’s article by the ABC Van Lifers I believe there is an opportunity for both...

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

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New Tweed Hospital: Labor for Kings Forest – Nationals for Cudgen

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has committed to building the new Tweed Valley Hospital at Kings Forest but Nationals Tweed member Geoff Provest says they are blowing budget and delaying essential services.

Role of health minister in selection of Tweed Hospital site questioned

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.

Tweed Hospital to close when new facility opens

Barbara Roughan, Kingscliff. It has finally been confirmed by a spokeswoman for the NSW Health Tweed Infrastructure team that the current Tweed Heads Hospital will...

Tweed Hospital at breaking point: Greens

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’.

Hazzard hints at new hospital for Tweed

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.

Nats have no plans for Tweed Hospital: Elliot

Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (ALP) says the National Party has ‘no plans for funding the Tweed Hospital’ based on the response she received...

Tweed Hospital fails to get full MRI licence

Richmond Labor MP Justine Elliot has condemned the Turnbull government for its refusal to grant a full Medicare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) licence for the Tweed Hospital.

Tweed Hospital welcomes trainee doctors

Tweed Hospital has 18 new trainee doctors walking its corridors.

Tweed Hospital’s ‘secret’ waiting list

The Tweed Hospital’s waiting list is much longer than government records show, according to a local physician, who says that staff specialists are discouraged from seeing non-urgent patients to keep the list size down.

Health minister responds on Tweed Hospital

Jillian Skinner, NSW Health Minister. Labor’s lies know no bounds. The $48 million upgrade of The Tweed Hospital has nothing to do with the proposed lease of the state’s poles and wires.

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.

Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and through Kingscliff to fill future development sites have been considered by...

Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

Different, fun and rewarding are some of the words used to describe what's going to unfold in Lismore this weekend.

Van life

David Pettifer, Uki In reply to today’s article by the ABC Van Lifers I believe there is an opportunity for both sides to benefit. There is a...