The need for a new hospital

There are many reasons why a new public hospital is needed for the Tweed-Byron region:

  • The significant forecast population growth in the region, and in particular the increase in the ageing population.
  • The need for the health services in the region to be more self-sufficient, to give residents access to more services locally, without travelling outside the region.
  • The need to implement modern healthcare models, to deliver high quality health services into the future.
  • The constraints of current infrastructure at the existing Tweed Hospital, which is at capacity.
  • The physical limitations of the existing Tweed Hospital site, which has inadequate space to develop new buildings and access is impacted by flooding.

Watch the video below to hear from our clinicians about what the new Tweed Valley Hospital means to them.