Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, has welcomed the completion of the first of several upgrades to The Tweed Hospital.

“While plans for our new Tweed Valley Hospital progress, it is essential that facilities at the existing Tweed Hospital continue to provide quality health care for local residents,” Mr Provest said.

“The hospital is gaining an additional 2 theatres, 3 recovery beds, 2 intensive care bed spaces, 12 inpatient beds, 9 Emergency beds/ bays, 3 oncology treatment bays and an additional CT scanner. “

The first stage of these interim upgrade works has now been commissioned and 12 new inpatient beds, to be known as “Medical 4” will be ready for patients early next week.

Other works are on track for completion within the coming months with all works planned for completion March 2019.

The NSW Government has allocated $582 million for the Tweed Valley Hospital Development Project which includes interim upgrade works to ensure our existing hospital can continue to meet the needs of the community until the new hospital is operational.