community benefits of the new hospital

The Tweed Valley Hospital will provide a number of benefits for the Tweed-Byron community, which includes our patients, staff, carers, visitors and students. Some of the benefits of building a brand new hospital on a new site include:

  • Designing a purpose-built hospital to meet the specific healthcare needs of the region’s growing and aging population
  • Designing healthcare services around patients, carers and their families, embedding a patient-centred approach within the design of the buildings and delivery of health services
  • Enabling implementation of improved technology that enhances patient care and allows for a seamless patient journey through the health system
  • New facilities that support safer and higher quality care
  • Increased capacity for emergency, surgery, sub-acute and outpatient services
  • Designing a tailored health service provision for our Aboriginal community
  • Significant boost to the local economy, including provision of local jobs throughout construction and once operational.


More clinical services, closer to home

The new Tweed Valley Hospital will provide an increase in self-sufficiency of health services, which means that patients will be able to access more healthcare services locally.

This includes access to the necessary range of cancer treatments, including radiotherapy, as well as cardiac catheterisation and other life-saving procedures.

More than 5,000 patients each year will no longer need to travel outside of the region for life-saving treatments.
 

An environment to deliver high quality healthcare and education

The new hospital will enable modern healthcare models to be implemented and allow education, training and research to be more closely integrated into the healthcare services provided across the region.

The new state-of-the-art referral hospital will provide a healing environment for patients and a great place to work. This will help attract and retain high-quality staff; and create a culture that promotes excellence in clinical practice and education, training and research to support a talented and skilled workforce.

With the potential to develop a broader health and education campus over time, there is also an opportunity to strengthen relationships with universities, TAFE and other education and training institutions, and work together in developing the workforce of the future.