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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. High fat diet produces positive results for young epilepsy sufferers

    High fat diet produces positive results for young epilepsy sufferers

    A group of Queensland children with epilepsy is responding well to the high fat, very low protein and carbohydrate “ketogenic diet” first discovered in the 1920s.

  2. Equipment provides much-needed help

    Equipment provides much-needed help

    Staff from across Mater’s hospitals and departments banded together in 2009 to donate much-needed medical equipment and supplies to disadvantaged foreign hospitals.

  3. Children’s cardiac service turns one

    Children’s cardiac service turns one

    Wednesday 20 May 2009 marked an important milestone for the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) as it celebrated a year of operation at Mater Health Services after transitioning from The Prince Charles Hospital.


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.