HOSPITAL HELP: Tweed MP Geoff Provest, with Health Minister Jillian Skinner (white jacket) on a tour of the Tweed Hospital in the past.
HOSPITAL HELP: Tweed MP Geoff Provest, with Health Minister Jillian Skinner (white jacket) on a tour of the Tweed Hospital in the past. Blainey Woodham / Tweed Daily Ne

Funds flow in for Tweed hospital

FUNDS will finally begin flowing towards the much-needed Tweed Hospital redevelopment, with $12 million allocated in this week’s State Budget.

The sum, included in the 2016/17 Budget released by Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian, represents the first quarter of the $48 million promised for Stage One of the upgrade by the Coalition ahead of last year’s state election.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest said the funding would go towards the start of the expansion and redevelopment of perioperative services, including additional theatres, ward upgrades and expanded sterilising services. Additional car parking spaces would also be included.

“These much-needed upgrades will make a huge difference to the lives of staff, patients and their families,” Mr Provest said.

Construction is set to begin within the next 12 months.

Ms Berejiklian said the announcement was recognition of the region’s growth.



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