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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. 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.

  2. Dedicated to medication safety

    Dedicated to medication safety

    In 2009, as part of an organisation-wide commitment to maximise safety related to the use of medications in hospital, Mater’s Pharmacy Services team developed a specialised Medication Safety & Quality Unit.

  3. Welcome to a new lounge at Mater Private Hospital Brisbane

    Welcome to a new lounge at Mater Private Hospital Brisbane

    Elective surgery patients at Mater Private Hospital Brisbane can now wait in a state-of-the-art “five star relaxation” lounge.


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.