The Tweed Valley Hospital will be the major referral hospital for the Tweed-Byron communities and will form the core of the region’s network of hospital and community health centres.
The vision for the Project is to deliver ‘a life-changing healthcare solution for the Tweed-Byron region’. The Project consists of:
- Delivery of a new major referral hospital to provide the health services required to meet the needs of the growing population of the Tweed-Byron region, in conjunction with the other hospitals and community health centres across the region.
- Master planning for additional health, education, training and research facilities necessary to support these health services, which will be developed with service partners over time.
- Delivery of the supporting infrastructure required for the new hospital, including greenspace and other amenity spaces, campus roads and car parking, external road upgrades and connections, utilities connections, and other site infrastructure.
The new hospital will deliver:
- additional inpatient capacity
- an expanded emergency department
- enhanced surgical and ambulatory care services
- diagnostic and interventional cardiology
- an integrated cancer care service, including radiotherapy services.
Subject to planning approval, the Tweed Valley Hospital will be procured and delivered in stages. The Early Works stage – scheduled to commence in the first half of 2019, will include infrastructure services, earthworks, civil works and foundations. The Main Works stage comprises the construction of the main hospital building and is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2020.
As part of Lendlease’s genuine commitment to the Tweed-Byron community, local subcontractors and suppliers are encouraged to register their interest in participating in upcoming opportunities for Early Works trade packages and future Main Works packages.
Although the Tweed Valley Hospital is not a federally funded project, it is noted that suppliers and subcontractors are expected to comply with the requirements of the National Construction Code.