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Welcome to 2009 in Review!

Mater Health Services is an important Ministry of the Sisters of Mercy providing quality health care through seven hospitals—three hospitals for uninsured patients and four private hospitals—Mater Medical Research Institute, and a range of community-based health services.

Every day at Mater Health Services a new story unfolds.

There are stories of unsung heroes, triumphs, tragedies, new discoveries, compassion, humility, innovation and more.

This is our story for 2009.

  1. Maternal Fetal Medicine reports world-class results

    Maternal Fetal Medicine reports world-class results

    In March 2009, the results of the first 100 laser ablations for severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals were published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

  2. Volunteer home visitors support families

    Volunteer home visitors support families

    A ‘grass roots’ family support program run by Mater’s Child and Youth Mental Health Service (Mater CYMHS) that gives parents the tools to be better care-givers celebrated 30 years of operation in July 2009.

  3. Chairman of the Board's message

    Chairman of the Board's message

    As Chairman of the Mater Health Services Board, I am in a privileged position. Often I get to witness ideas for new services, innovative strategies for improvement, the latest medical technology and exciting new research advances all to ensure better health care outcomes for patients.


To ensure we continue our commitment to meet the health care needs of the community, Mater has developed business strategies which address the issues of financial, social and environmental sustainability.

This website has been developed in accord with these strategies, and is the accompaniment to a summary document printed on recycled paper.