Community Reference Panel

Health professionals, consumers, and the Tweed-Byron community will play an important role in shaping the planning and design of the new state-of-the-art Tweed Valley Hospital.
The Community Reference Panel (the Panel) for the Tweed Valley Hospital project provides hospital users and the broader community the opportunity to shape the NSW Government’s $582 million investment in health in the Tweed-Byron region.
The original invitation for membership attracted a great response, with around 50 applications. The Panel, along with Project User Groups (made up of Northern NSW Local Health District clinical and support staff) and the Tweed Shire Council Reference Group, are central pillars in the ongoing consultation program for the project that will ensure the community and key stakeholders help shape the new major regional referral hospital.
Panel members will provide valuable input throughout the project by representing the views of patients, carers and the local community. The Panel will be drawn on to support a range of workshops, focus groups and individual contributions to both the clinical and physical design of the new hospital and broader health and education campus.
The Tweed Valley Hospital represents the biggest ever capital investment in health infrastructure in this area and establishment of the Panel is an important step in the process towards delivering a life-changing healthcare solution for the region.
The real-life perspectives that Panel members bring to the planning and design of the new hospital will be invaluable in delivering a hospital that best meets the needs of the local community. 
Applications for membership on the Panel will remain open throughout the project. If you are interested in participating, please complete an application form

Panel Forums

Welcome and orientation for our new Panel members - Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Master Planning Workshop - Thursday, 30 August 2018
Environmental Impact Statement briefing - Thursday, 18 October 2018