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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 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.

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