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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.

Monitoring children's hearts remotely

In October 2009 the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service (QPCS) at Mater Children’s Hospital registered Australia’s first paediatric cardiac patient in a remote monitoring system that allows patients with implanted cardiac monitoring devices to be examined over the internet.

New car park leads the way

Stage one of Mater Health Services’ new Hancock Street Car Park opened to the public on Monday 2 November 2009, marking the first major milestone in the delivery of the new Queensland Children’s Hospital.

New Chief Financial Officer appointed

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

New equipment assists safe delivery

Mater is making the lives of mothers and babies easier with the introduction of new Cardiotocograph (CTG) equipment at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals and Mater Private Hospital Redland where collectively more than 10 000 babies are born each year.

New level of health care for refugees in Queensland

People of a refugee background arriving in Queensland now have access to comprehensive health assessments, immunisations and ongoing health care following the launch of Refugee Health Queensland.

New technology delivers advanced surgical accuracy

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane became the first hospital in Australia to support its operating theatres with three Medtronic Stealth operating navigation systems—a development the hospital’s Executive Director Don Murray said would assist surgeons achieve an advanced level of operating accuracy.

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.

Prime Minister announces GP Super Clinic

A new $7.5 million GP Super Clinic, servicing Logan and Brisbane’s south side, will help fill health service gaps, particularly for high-need groups.

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