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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. Program’s success is loud and clear

    Program’s success is loud and clear

    Just five years ago only ‘at risk’ newborns were screened for hearing impairment. Today every baby born at a Queensland maternity hospital undergoes hearing screening thanks to the Healthy Hearing Program.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Mater hosts an Australian first in paediatric biotherapy

    Mater hosts an Australian first in paediatric biotherapy

    Paediatric urologist Dr David Winkle and Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy hosted Asia-Pacific’s first education seminar on cutting-edge technology for the treatment of incontinence in children at Mater Medical Centre on 30 July 2009.

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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.