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Tweed Valley hospital receives planning approval

The final plans for the $673.2 million Tweed Valley Hospital have been given the green light by the NSW Government, paving the way for the main building works to begin later this year.

Planning approval of the final hospital design, buildings and landscaping works is a significant milestone in delivering this leading facility and means the main construction works can now begin.

The Tweed Valley Hospital will be transformational for the area, with more than 5,000 people each year no longer needing to travel outside the Tweed region to receive life-saving treatments.

Once complete, the Tweed Valley Hospital will provide significantly improved and expanded services for the local community, including more beds, an expanded emergency department and enhanced medical, surgical and mental health services.

It will have expanded outpatient services with more clinics, a new interventional cardiology service and a new radiotherapy service as part of integrated cancer care.

The hospital will also support the broader Northern NSW region as a referral hospital.

The Tweed Valley Hospital is one of 24 projects included in Tranche 2 of the Planning System Acceleration Program that is supporting the State’s economy to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Early works are expected to be completed in the coming months and will be followed by main works construction.

The new hospital remains on track to open to patients in 2023

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