Construction of the new $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital is complete, with its doors set to open to patients in May 2024.
The new hospital will provide high quality healthcare services for the growing Tweed-Byron region, including 430 beds, an expanded Emergency Department with more than 40 treatment spaces, expanded outpatient services, 12 operating theatres, and more.
The move from the existing hospital to the new is the biggest whole-of-hospital move in regional NSW history, and provides the local community with more health services closer to home, enabling patients to remain near family, friends and existing support networks while receiving treatment.
Health Infrastructure Chief Executive Rebecca Wark reflected on the project team’s significant milestone.
“We’ve worked through the COVID-19 pandemic, and the February 2022 floods, so the completion of construction is a milestone worth celebrating,” Ms Wark said.
Finishing touches on the landscaping across the 19.4 hectare campus and the single-level car park will be completed in the coming months.
Hospital services will transfer to the new Tweed Valley Hospital when it opens in May 2024, while BreastScreen and some community outreach services will continue to be delivered either at or near the existing hospital site in Tweed Heads.
The Tweed community will also benefit from a new purpose-built ambulance station, which will be co-located at the hospital campus. The Kingscliff ambulance station will provide a high-quality base for local paramedics and enhance mobile emergency care for the region. Construction is on track and expected to be completed mid 2024.
The ambulance station is being delivered as part of the $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration program.
Find out more about the Tweed Valley Hospital development at the project website