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Mater Private Hospital Springfield officially opens

Friday, 11 December 2015

Mater Private Hospital Springfield officially opens
As part of the event, Mr Andrew Laming MP, Federal Member for Bowman, officially opened the $21.4 million Mater Cancer Care Centre Springfield, which was jointly funded by the Australian Government and Mater Health Services.
 
Mater Health Services Chief Executive Officer Dr Shane Kelly said the opening of the state of the art hospital represents a new era in building healthy communities and an important milestone for Queensland. 
 
“Since 1906 Mater Health Services has provided healthcare services to the community. Today marks a great occasion as we build on this longstanding tradition in providing services to meet the growing needs of our community,” he said. 
 
“Today we acknowledge and celebrate everyone who has contributed to the realisation of the vision for Mater Private Hospital Springfield and those who will continue the fulfilment of the Mater Mission and Values through the provision of safe, high quality patient care at Mater Private Hospital Springfield.”
 
Stage One of Mater Private Hospital Springfield comprises 64 inpatient beds and a 16 bed day surgery unit, four digitally-integrated theatres, family friendly accommodation, a healing garden, medical imaging and allied health services, a café, a chapel and multi-faith room, and a cancer care centre.
 
The cancer care centre includes a linear accelerator and 15 medical oncology treatment bays to offer a supportive, positive environment for cancer patients and their families. Mater Private Hospital Springfield, in partnership with Radiation Oncology Centres, is the first hospital to offer radiation therapy to cancer patients in the western corridor; and vital MRI and medical imaging services are also now available closer to home through a partnership with Queensland X-Ray.
 
Current surgical and medical services include, but are not limited to: general medicine; medical oncology; radiation oncology; rehabilitation; gastroenterology; general surgery; gynaecology; orthopaedics; and urology.
 
The design of the hospital’s four digitally-integrated operating theatres was supported by the expertise of Mater People to ensure the best possible patient flow. Specially designed graphics were also installed on the theatre walls to support surgeons in refocusing their eyes.
 
Patients receive freshly prepared meals, ordered at their convenience and delivered directly to their room as part of the hotel-like room service offering. Integrated Room Control allows patients to co-manage their environment with the touch of a button, adjusting room temperature, blinds and lighting.
 
Supporting the provision of family-centred care, each spacious private room contains a fold-out bed and family and friends can visit at any time, without restricted visiting hours.
 
A quiet space for reflection is also provided within the Chapel. Reflecting Mater’s heritage, the Chapel features exquisite lead light windows, including yellow lights from the 1920s, a large geometric pattern from the 1980s, an image of St John the Baptist from the 1950s and an oval painting of Jesus which dates back to the 1800s.
 
A rooftop healing garden offers a tranquil, calming and restorative environment where patients, visitors and staff can enjoy fresh air and natural outdoor environment.
 
Almost 70 per cent of the exceptional Mater People who will care for patients at the hospital reside within the Springfield region, reflecting Mater’s commitment to engaging with our community to provide exceptional care.
 
With an estimated population of 32 000, Greater Springfield is expected to grow to 105 000 residents by 2030. Stage One of Mater Private Hospital Springfield forms part of the first stage of Health City Springfield Central, a 52 hectare comprehensive integrated master-planned health and wellness precinct. Approximately 8.7 hectares of Health City has been allocated for the hospital’s future expansion. 
 
Mater is committed to caring for the Greater Springfield community and as it continues to grow our services will expand to ensure we continue to meet the needs of the community into the future.
 
Mater Private Hospital Springfield commenced caring for patients, and their families and carers in the new facility on 28 October 2015.
 

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