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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. Pathway of care leads to best outcomes

    Pathway of care leads to best outcomes

    Mater’s development, use and promotion of the innovative model, Exceptional Models of Care @ Mater (EMC@M), for evidence-based carepaths across its seven hospitals has reached leadership status within the Australian health care system and has been recognised with an Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Outstanding Achievement (OA) rating.

  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. Mercy in action

    Mercy in action

    For more than 14 years, urogynaecologist Dr Judith Goh has travelled the world helping women with pelvic dysfunction in developing countries by performing life changing surgery.


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.