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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. New education model to reduce perinatal death

    New education model to reduce perinatal death

    Mater is leading the way in enhancing the care midwives and doctors deliver to families who experience stillbirth and perinatal death by leading the roll-out of a pioneering education model in Queensland.

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  2. International accreditation for cord blood bank

    International accreditation for cord blood bank

    In July 2009, the Queensland Cord Blood Bank at Mater was awarded accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

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  3. New technology delivers advanced surgical accuracy

    New technology delivers advanced surgical accuracy

    Mater Private Hospital Brisbane became the first hospital in Australia to support its operating theatres with three Medtronic Stealth operating navigation systems—a development the hospital’s Executive Director Don Murray said would assist surgeons achieve an advanced level of operating accuracy.

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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.