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Mater Foundation celebrates 20th anniversary

Mater Foundation celebrated 20 years of supporting exceptional people and exceptional care at Mater in April 2009.

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.

New education model to reduce perinatal death

Mater is leading the way in enhancing the care midwives and doctors deliver to families who experience stillbirth and perinatal death by leading the roll-out of a pioneering education model in Queensland.

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.

Organ and tissue donation team established at Mater

Following Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s edict to establish the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority, Mater appointed a team comprising of Hospital Medical Director and State Medical Director for the Authority, Dr Phil Sargent and Clinical Nurse Consultant, Petrea Aslett.

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.

Planning ahead puts Mater in front

A progressive approach to workforce planning and a strong commitment to education and learning earned Mater Health Services two sought after Outstanding Achievement (OA) ratings from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) in 2009.

Program facilitates hospital-in-the-home style care

Mater Health Services is delivering Queensland’s first range of ‘hospital-in-the-home’ services for paediatric patients.

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.

Redland wins award for service excellence

CONSISTENTLY ranked as one of the leading private hospitals in Australia, Mater Private Hospital Redland (MPHR) received national acclaim earlier this year when it won an Australian Business Award for “Service Excellence”.

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