Selection for the site of the northern rivers’ biggest ever infrastructure project, the half-billion-dollar-plus Tweed Valley Hospital, is nearing, but it’s feared some of the richest agricultural soil in the shire is at risk if a land parcel on the Tweed Coast is chosen.
The state government has announced it will use a greenfield site to build a new ‘state-of-the-art’ hospital for the Tweed at a cost of half a billion dollars. The announcement has been welcomed by Tweed Shire Council but criticised by the state opposition.
A union representing health workers has suggested increasing the usage of Murwillumbah Hospital as a way to alleviate overcrowding at Tweed Hospital.
A 50-year-old man suspected of trying to smuggle cocaine in his body on a flight from Tokyo to Coolangatta is in an induced coma in the Tweed Hospital after he underwent surgery to remove around 100 grams of the drug.
Riot police had to be called to Tweed Hospital recently after a patient on ice broke the 'safe room' window with his head. It is one of a number of incidents that have staff up in arms.
A promise by the NSW coalition government yesterday to fund a much-needed Tweed Hospital upgrade to the tune of $48 million if it is re-elected next month has had a mixed response.
The fast-tracking of the redevelopment of Tweed Hospital has become a major state election issue with the Greens joining a campaign to get it done, saying lives were at risk as a result of hospital services being neglected.
Pressure is building for the state government to fast-track the multi-million-dollar redevelopment of Tweed Hospital following an outcry from medical staff who say emergency and other units are ‘ridiculously’ overcrowded.
The average person attending Lismore Base Hospital will have to wait two hours 45 minutes to be seen, according to statistics for July to September released by the Bureau of Health Information this week.
NSW opposition leader John Robertson has described a state government plan to privatise hundreds of ancillary hospital jobs on the north coast as the ‘worst single attack on north coast health services in recent memory’.
Northern NSW Local Health District has refuted claims that the Tweed Hospital is a stand-out failure when it comes to doctors’ hand hygiene. A new report claimed it was the worst in the state, with only 63 per cent compliance.
Ron Goodman, Labor Candidate for Tweed. I cannot support the National Party's plan to make patients, visitors and hospital staff pay for parking at the Tweed hospital.
The newly anointed NSW Labor candidate for Tweed, Ron Goodman, wasted no time in trying to wedge incumbent MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) over a paid parking proposal for Tweed Hospital.
Allied health services at hospitals around the region are at breaking point, according to the Health Services Union, with The Tweed Hospital among the worst hit.
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