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World Diabetes Day - Research uncovering link between gut health and pregnancy outcomes World Diabetes Day - Research uncovering link between gut health and pregnancy outcomes

As part of World Diabetes Day, an Australian Diabetes Society’s (ADS) research grant recipient discusses her work in diabetes and pregnancy.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Tags: Dr Helen Barrett, Mater, World Diabetes Day

Mater Educator awarded Queensland Clinical Educator of the Year Mater Educator awarded Queensland Clinical Educator of the Year

The Director of Clinical Training at Mater Education has been awarded Queensland Clinical Educator of the Year by the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC).

Monday, 18 September 2017

Tags: education, Mater

Music therapy soothes Jenny on cancer journey Music therapy soothes Jenny on cancer journey

Jenny is one of our patients benefiting from music therapy at the Mater Cancer Care Centre.  After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, Jenny went into remission after treatment, but sadly her cancer returned in 2014. 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tags: Mater, Mater Cancer Care, Music Therapy

Mater maternity and baby care products voted 2016 best baby products Mater maternity and baby care products voted 2016 best baby products

Mater’s maternity and baby care products have been awarded gold and silver in four award categories in the Mother and Baby magazine awards 2016.

 

Friday, 30 September 2016

Tags: Awards, export, Mater, Mothers, products

Mater Nurses celebrate International Nurses Day Mater Nurses celebrate International Nurses Day

Paul Camp goes above and beyond his role as a Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Nurse at Mater Hospital Brisbane, benefiting the health outcomes of many of his patients.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Tags: awards, Brisbane, Cardiac, Care, Coronary, Hospital, Mater, nurses, nursing

Remembering the past - Mater during war Remembering the past - Mater during war

Mater has a long and proud history of meeting community needs. With ANZAC Day coming up, we have an opportunity to reflect on how Mater has contributed or functioned during Australia’s involvement in military conflicts since the Sisters of Mercy opened the doors in 1906.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Tags: Mater

Official opening of Whitty Building celebrates new era of learning Official opening of Whitty Building celebrates new era of learning

The official Opening and Blessing of the newly refurbished Whitty Building was held today, celebrating its transformation into a unique education precinct for Mater and The University of Queensland’s (UQ) medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health services students. 

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Tags: education, health, Mater, Mater Education, UQ

Mater Private Hospital Springfield seeking consumer representatives Mater Private Hospital Springfield seeking consumer representatives

Mater is committed to engaging with our consumers to support the successful integration of health, education and research for a healthy community.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Tags: consumer, Hospital, Mater, Private, representative, Springfield, volunteers

Volunteers dig in to help patients far from home Volunteers dig in to help patients far from home

Reg Leonard House, a home-away-from-home for Mater patients from regional areas, is looking more homely thanks to volunteers from Ernst and Young. 

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Tags: Mater, volunteers

Mater People recognised at 2015 Clinical Teaching & Learning Awards Mater People recognised at 2015 Clinical Teaching & Learning Awards

Mater’s annual Clinical Teaching & Learning Awards were presented at Royal on the Park Hotel on Monday 2 November. 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Tags: Mater, Mater Education, Mater Mothers' Hospitals

Mater Private Hospital Springfield welcomes first patient Mater Private Hospital Springfield welcomes first patient

Mater’s newest hospital, Mater Private Hospital Springfield has welcomed its first patients, joining Mater’s existing network of hospitals, community health centres, research institute, and pathology and pharmacy businesses.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Tags: first, Hospital, Mater, patient, Private, Springfield

Colouring in just for grownups Colouring in just for grownups

Artists in the making have been found across Mater Health Services Brisbane as patients embrace colouring in to alleviate stress and promote relaxation.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Tags: adolescents, Mater, Mater Cancer Care Centre, Mater Mothers' Hospitals, occupational therapy

Mater people volunteer in the Solomon Islands Mater people volunteer in the Solomon Islands

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane perioperative nurse Jessica Bowe recently joined orthopaedic surgeon Dr Cameron Cooke and anaesthetist Dr Attila Nagy (both Visiting Medical Officers) on a volunteer trip to the Atoifi Adventist Hospital, in the Solomon Islands.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Tags: anaesthetics, Hospital, Mater, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, nursing, orthopaedic, volunteers

Dr Shane Kelly takes the helm at Mater Dr Shane Kelly takes the helm at Mater

The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Mater Health Services Brisbane, Dr Shane Kelly, takes the reins of the organisation this week.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Tags: CEO, Mater

Mater’s safety data available online Mater’s safety data available online

A comprehensive record of Mater Health Services’ safety data is available on our dedicated safety website, safequest.mater.org.au.
 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Tags: Hospital, Mater, Mater Health Services, SafeQuest, safety

Recruitment commences for Mater Private Hospital Springfield Recruitment commences for Mater Private Hospital Springfield

The recruitment process for stage one of Mater Private Hospital Springfield is now underway with all nursing, administration and support roles being advertised over several weeks. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Tags: Fritha Mackay, healthcare, Mater, Mater Cancer Care Centre, Mater Private Hospital Springfield

Mater Children’s Private Brisbane launch Mater Children’s Private Brisbane launch

Mater Children’s Private Brisbane launched its new stand-alone private paediatric facility on Wednesday 6 May, celebrating with a children’s themed party.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Tags: Children, Mater, Mater Children's Private Brisbane, Private

Students’ artistic talent celebrated at Mater Private Hospital Springfield Students’ artistic talent celebrated at Mater Private Hospital Springfield

Local school students will see their creativity come to life when Mater Private Hospital Springfield (MPHS) opens at the end of the year by taking part in an interactive community arts program. 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Tags: children, Fritha Mackay, healthcare, Hospital, Mater, Mater Private Hospital Springfield

First glimpse of new Mater Private Hospital Springfield virtual tour First glimpse of new Mater Private Hospital Springfield virtual tour

A new flythrough video of stage one of Mater Private Hospital Springfield has been produced to give people a taste of what the hospital will look like when it opens by the end of this year.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Tags: healthcare, hospital, Mater, Mater Private Hospital Springfield

Six decades of mentoring honoured Six decades of mentoring honoured

In her 63 years of service at Mater, Sr Michaeleen Ahern RSM has held positions as varied as a surgical theatre nurse, an Executive Director of the Mater Private Hospital, a member of the Redevelopment Planning Team for the Private Children’s and Mothers’ hospitals, and local community leader of the Convent.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Tags: Mater, Mater Research, Research

Mater Research welcomes new Honours students Mater Research welcomes new Honours students

Mater Research is delighted to welcome a new cohort of Honours students commencing their research projects in 2015.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Tags: Mater, Mater Research, Research

Mater educators join elite few to deliver world-class simulation training Mater educators join elite few to deliver world-class simulation training

Two Mater Education employees commenced training this week to be internationally recognised course facilitators, making them two of only three people in the country with this level of training. 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Tags: Mater, Mater Education, simulation, training

Mater Health Services Christmas-New Year opening hours Mater Health Services Christmas-New Year opening hours

Providing healthcare to the community doesn’t stop over the holidays. While there are some closures of Mater facilities and services, many services remain open over the Christmas-New Year break.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Tags: emergency, healthcare, Mater, Mater Mothers' Hospitals, Mater Pathology, Mater Pharmacy,, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, Mater Private Hospital Redland

Past and future reflected in new Mater building names Past and future reflected in new Mater building names

Three building names on Mater Hill will change at the end of November, reflecting on Mater’s rich heritage and also focusing on plans for the organisation’s future.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Tags: Mater, Mater Children's Hospital, Mater Health Services, MCH

Mater Children's Hospital Farewell Mater Children's Hospital Farewell

On Saturday 1 November 2014, more than 250 people gathered to farewell Mater Children’s Hospital, before Mater’s government-funded paediatric services transition to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital later this month.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Tags: Mater, Mater Children's Hospital, Mater Children's Private Hospital, Sisters of Mercy

Audiologists give gift of hearing Audiologists give gift of hearing

Mater Audiologists, Caroline Balke and Emma Reichman recently spent two weeks in My Tho City, Vietnam where they successfully gave the gift of hearing to 15 children.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Tags: Across, audiology, deaf, hearing, hearing aids, hearing impaired, Mater, Vietnam

Applications to study nursing at Mater now open Applications to study nursing at Mater now open

Mater has been training nursing clinicians since 1914 and has a strong reputation for producing exceptional work-ready graduates. Applications are now open for entry into Mater’s Diploma of Nursing course for 2015.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Tags: diploma, Diploma of Nursing, education, learning, Mater, Mater Education, nursing

Mater Education formalises partnership with Center for Medical Simulation Mater Education formalises partnership with Center for Medical Simulation

Mater Education and the internationally renowned Center for Medical Simulation in Boston, USA have officially formalised an Affiliate partnership with the signing of an agreement on 14 August.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Tags: Mater, Mater Education

Share your Mater Children’s Hospital story with us Share your Mater Children’s Hospital story with us

To celebrate the contributions of Mater Children’s Hospital to the community, we invite you to share your stories, memories and thoughts with us.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Tags: Children's, farewell, Hospital, Mater, Mater Children's Hospital