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23-Hour Unit opened in Mater Children’s Hospital

The new Mater Children’s Hospitals’ (MCH) 23-Hour Unit officially opened on 19 January 2009.

Answering the questions surrounding unexplained stillbirth

Mater researchers are gradually uncovering the mystery surrounding unexplained fetal death in Australia.

Australian private hospital first at Mater

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane became the first private hospital in Australia to treat a rare and previously untreatable brain aneurysm in March under the hand of interventional neuroradiologist, Dr Hal Rice.

Dedicated to medication safety

In 2009, as part of an organisation-wide commitment to maximise safety related to the use of medications in hospital, Mater’s Pharmacy Services team developed a specialised Medication Safety & Quality Unit.

Eye spy an Australian hospital first

In an Australian first, Mater Mothers’ Hospitals (MMH) neonatal nurses are conducting retinal photography on premature babies for ophthalmic examinations.

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.

High fat diet produces positive results for young epilepsy sufferers

A group of Queensland children with epilepsy is responding well to the high fat, very low protein and carbohydrate “ketogenic diet” first discovered in the 1920s.

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).

Mater “twilight” series a hit

Just like a Hollywood blockbuster, Mater’s twilight sessions “Encouraging Diversity: Challenging the Concept of Difference” were a hit with the announcement on 29 October that the series was a finalist in the 2009 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service Delivery.

Mater delivers on its promise of exceptional care

Mater scored top marks in its first organisation-wide review by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), undertaken in November 2009.

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