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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.

Expertise helps women achieve healthy pregnancies

Women birthing at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals have access to a range of diet and health related initiatives to help them achieve the best pregnancy outcomes possible, thanks to the work of Senior Dietitian/ Nutritionist, Dr Shelley Wilkinson.

Focus on: Mukesh Patel

For 27 years, Mukesh Patel has served the Mater community... now he will be serving a different community—the Church.

John Hinds retires from Mater Pathology

Mater Health Services farewelled Dr John Hinds in 2009 who retired after 21 years of exceptional service in Mater Pathology, which he led since 2001.

Journey as important as the destination

William “Barry” Swann loves a chat and is fond of telling the odd joke. He also likes to drive and is happy to be behind the wheel of a car for long stretches at a time.

Mater baby conquers Channel challenge

A Mater baby, born eight weeks premature at Mater Mothers’ Hospital in 1980, has conquered the infamous English Channel swim on his first attempt.

Mater bids farewell to Associate Professor Patricia Snowden

After more than 35 years with Mater Health Services, Mater Private Hospital’s Director of Nursing Associate Professor Patricia Snowden retired from her position.

Mater celebrates its people

Almost 400 of Mater’s Exceptional People were recognised at the annual Mater Long Service Awards ceremony held on Thursday 3 September 2009.

Mater Children’s Hospitals appoint new Nursing Director

Sue McKee was appointed as the new Nursing Director at Mater Children’s Hospitals in 2009. Ms McKee has more than 25 years clinical nursing experience across both the public and private hospital sectors.

Mater Medical Research Institute appoints new Director

Professor John Prins was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer and Institute Director of Mater Medical Research Institute (MMRI) in October 2009.

Mater medical scientist Carolyn George shares her story of survival

For the past 18 years, medical scientist Carolyn George has walked the halls of Mater as both an employee and patient.

Mater moves forward with nurse practitioners

Two Mater nurses completed their Masters to become Nurse Practitioners in 2009.

Mater staff ‘proud of what they do’

Mater celebrates its identity and heritage of the Sisters of Mercy during Mercy Week each September.

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.

New Chief Financial Officer appointed

In July 2009 Chris Perkins was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Mater Health Services.

Professor of Midwifery joins Mater Mothers' Hospitals

Australian Catholic University and Mater Mothers’ Hospitals welcomed Professor Sue Kildea to the position of Foundation Professor of Midwifery on 30 March 2009.

Vicki finds her dream job capturing Mater

When Vicki Adams answered a newspaper ad for a Cadet Medical Illustrator at Mater Health Services in 1988, aged 18, she had no idea what she was getting herself into.

Why Robyn is a Queensland Great

Dr Robyn Rodwell, Director of Queensland Cord Blood Bank at Mater and Chief Scientist of Haematology Molecular Genetics, never shies away from a challenge and throughout her career as a medical scientist she has taken on some big ones.


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