The Tweed Valley Hospital in New South Wales has been promised an extra $91.2 million, taking its total funding to $673.2 million.
The NSW announced the extra cash would be put towards funding more hospital beds, additional emergency department spaces and expanding clinical services for the Tweed and Byron communities.
The hospital has been named as one of the NSW Government’s 24 priority projects to have its plans fast-tracked to assist with the state’s recovery post-COVID-19.
The investment in the Tweed Valley Hospital will deliver a brand new, leading hospital with greater capacity and capability as well as interim upgrades at The Tweed Hospital.
Construction of the fast-tracked hospital is scheduled to be completed in 2022 and operational in 2023. The hospital is expected to comprise a total of 545 beds and 46 emergency treatment spaces.
The site of the new Tweed Valley Hospital, at 771 Cudgen Road, is a 23-hectare greenfield site.