After years in the making, the long-awaited Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen will finally open its doors to the public today.

Construction of the $723.3 million facility has been plagued by external pressures over the years, including the COVID pandemic, the February 2022 floods, construction industry labour shortages and global supply chain interruptions.

The hospital also battled a mould outbreak just months ago, but the issue has since been resolved just in time for today’s much-anticipated opening.

The new hospital will open at 8am, the same time the old Tweed Hospital will officially close its doors.

Northern NSW Local Health District’s Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, said it’s expected to provide a much-needed boost for health in northern NSW.

“I want to thank the project and construction staff for their tireless efforts and professionalism throughout this process,” Ms Weir said.


“As a Local Health District, we are collectively excited about what this new hospital means for the delivery of first-class health care to the Tweed Valley community.”

The hospital, located at 771 Cudgen Road, will allow around 5000 people to be treated closer to home every year.

“As a I nurse, I know how important it is for regional communities to have access to high quality healthcare facilities like this one, and this new Tweed Valley Hospital will be really welcomed by the community,” Labor spokesperson for Tweed Emily Suvaal said.

The move to the Tweed Valley Hospital is the biggest whole of hospital move in regional NSW history.

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