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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. Maternal Fetal Medicine reports world-class results

    Maternal Fetal Medicine reports world-class results

    In March 2009, the results of the first 100 laser ablations for severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals were published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

  2. Gallery of minds

    Gallery of minds

    Mater is using art to help young mental health patients connect with their thoughts and feelings and express them in new ways.

  3. 30 years of sanctuary

    30 years of sanctuary

    Janene Crockett is a mother-of-three, but often feels like she has four children. For the past 30 years, while raising her family, Mrs Crockett has also played a mother-like role in the evolution of Reg Leonard House, Mater’s accommodation facility for people from rural and regional areas who have a loved one receiving care at a Mater 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.