Tuesday 2 August 2022
The new seven-storey $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital development has reached a major milestone, hitting its highest point of construction.
The Tweed Valley Hospital development is one of the state’s largest regional capital health investments and will double capacity of the existing hospital and provide more beds and treatment spaces to better meet the current and future healthcare needs of the community.
The hospital will feature two new services, including an interventional cardiology service and an integrated cancer care service with radiotherapy and PET-CT, providing life-saving treatment which will ensure up to 5,000 people no longer have to travel outside of the region.
The hospital has been designed in close collaboration with staff and the community and will include:
430 overnight and day only beds
expanded Emergency Department with 42 treatment spaces
expanded outpatient services with more clinics
12 operating theatres, an increase of five from the existing Tweed Hospital
interventional cardiology service
radiotherapy service as part of integrated cancer care, including a PET-CT suite.
outdoor green spaces.
campus roads and car park.
With the hospital reaching its full structural height, construction teams will continue the internal fit-out of the building, services installation and the hospital’s facade.
Construction for the hospital has provided a boost to the local economy, supporting hundreds of jobs since work began. Construction of the new hospital is on track for completion in 2023.
A new $50 million multi-storey car park will also be delivered as part of the project, providing staff, patients and visitors with access to over 1200 car park spaces at the new hospital campus when complete. Construction is under way, with the car park on-track to open in 2023.
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