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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. 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.

  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.