Clock is running on Tweed health
IT APPEARS that health on the Tweed will be the major issue at the upcoming NSW election if recent actions by both sides of politics is anything to go by. There’s no denying that health is a key issue at any state or federal election, but the construction of a desperately needed new hospital to service the growing demands of the region will be front and centre for the seat of Tweed. There is overwhelming consensus from the community that the existing health services provided by the state are in need of a long overdue overhaul. But the division comes in when discussing exactly what form that overhaul will take.
Both sides agree a new hospital is crucial to any health plans for the shire. Where that hospital is built, what services it will provide, and the future of existing health facilities are discussions which Tweed political opponents are using in their platforms for being elected. Regardless of Tweed voters’ political preferences, the one thing none of us have is time.
And neither do the major political parties because the pressure is on to address the growing demands placed on our health facilities and the dedicated people who staff them.