A $2.5 million NSW Government investment will help strengthen Tweed Valley Hospital and its workforce with new state-of-the-art training and research facilities.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the multi-million dollar investment would deliver dedicated training facilities and pave the way for Tweed’s frontline health services in the future.

“The NSW Government has an undeniable track record of investing in the health of the Tweed community and this investment will underscore a lasting skills legacy,” Mr Provest said.

“This will allow students and clinicians to further develop their skills, and increase our capacity to provide outstanding, patient-centered care to the Tweed community.

“This is a critical first step in establishing an integrated training model that will deliver education of the highest quality to regional health care workers.”

The investment will see an enhanced TAFE NSW’s presence at the Tweed Valley Hospital’s Health Hub via an integrated clinical training and research space.

The space will host multiple educational institutions working together to deliver the highest quality health education.

Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said the investment would allow the Northern NSW Local Health District to expand collaborative opportunities with education partners that address local health workforce and community needs. 

“This investment is about empowering future-focused training for healthcare professionals and arming them with the skills and knowledge they need to deliver the best possible care for their local communities,” Mrs Taylor said.

“The outcome will be multidisciplinary training that develops the Tweed region’s health workforce in high-demand skill areas such as nursing, midwifery, medicine and allied health.”

Due to open in late 2023, the Health Hub will provide students and researchers with purpose-built education and library facilities with direct access to clinical supervisors.

Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said the NSW Government’s investment was key to highly flexible education programs focused on advanced industry-based skills.

“The NSW Government has an important role to play in training the next generation of skilled health care workers, empowering them to deliver excellent health outcomes for the Northern NSW community,” Mr Henskens said.

“This vital skilling infrastructure will be a critical tool to uplift and upskill all healthcare workers who share a common goal so that they can deliver the best possible care for their patients.”

Link to drone footage highlighting construction progress at the Tweed Valley Hospital development https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X2kSYir2Hg3rKNJX0jnClBWqXIBmCHiO/view?usp=share_link