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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 level of health care for refugees in Queensland

    New level of health care for refugees in Queensland

    People of a refugee background arriving in Queensland now have access to comprehensive health assessments, immunisations and ongoing health care following the launch of Refugee Health Queensland.

  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. Congregation Leader's message

    Congregation Leader's message

    A small publication called 100 Stories was compiled at the time of the Mater centenary in 2006. The writers—patients and family members, past and present staff members and Sisters of Mercy—invited us to remember and honour those who in the past 100 years upheld the Mercy philosophy of providing compassionate health care for the sick and needy.


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.