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Father Cassian Double OFM—"The Priest who wore safari suits"

20 March 1925―14 September 2009
Known as a man for all seasons and a priest for all people, long-standing member of the Mater community—Father Cassian Double—passed away on 14 September at the age of 84.

Focus on: Mukesh Patel

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

Great expectations for ADAWS new home

Construction of new purpose-built premises for the Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service (ADAWS) continues, with the service likely to be fully operational in its new home from August 2010.

Hand Hygiene campaign launched at Mater Adult Hospital

Three simple words–wash your hands–headlined one of Mater Adult Hospital’s most intense campaigns of 2009.

Healthy future for Bayside Business Park

A comprehensive range of medical services and health care providers have opened their doors at the highly anticipated Bayside Business Park at Cleveland.

International accreditation for cord blood bank

In July 2009, the Queensland Cord Blood Bank at Mater was awarded accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

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.

Joy Bostock

17 January 1928—18 February 2009
Joy Bostock was a visionary for pharmacy services in Queensland and an integral part of Mater for 26 years.

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.

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