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December 2016

Dr Dionisio awarded ‘Health’ award from Epilepsy Queensland Dr Dionisio awarded ‘Health’ award from Epilepsy Queensland

Mater Centre for Neurosciences Epileptologist Dr Sasha Dionisio was recently awarded the ‘Health’ award at the Epilepsy Queensland Awards night.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Tags: Awards, Dr Sasha Dionisio, epilepsy, Mater Centre for Neurosciences, neurology

Parent Aides give mountains of support Parent Aides give mountains of support

For more than 35 years Mater Parent Aides like Annette Jell, have volunteered to help more than 1000 families by providing much needed support and encouragement to mums and families caring for their babies and children.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Tags: parent aides, volunteers

Opening hours during the Christmas and New Year period Opening hours during the Christmas and New Year period

While there are some closures of Mater facilities and services during the Christmas and New Year period, many services will continue to operate.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Tags: Christmas, emergency, Health and Wellness, Mater Mothers, Mater Pharmacy,

Mater celebrates 10 000 babies in 2016 Mater celebrates 10 000 babies in 2016

Baby Rita Rose was born at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals with an extra special detail to share―born on the 13 December at 13:33 pm, measuring 49.5 cm, weighing 2842 grams and Mater’s 10 000th baby born this year!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Tags: 10000, babies, Mater Mothers' Hospitals, Mater Mothers' Private Brisbane

Dignity and Advocacy in Aged Placement Dignity and Advocacy in Aged Placement

Mater’s Aged Placement Service (MAPS) believes giving clients a voice and maintaining their dignity during this difficult life transition.

Mater at Home Social Worker Cath Black and her team manage not only the physical task of finding the right aged care for clients, but are qualified to assess and make recommendations to ease their emotional stress.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Tags: aged, home, mater at home

Meeting unmet needs Meeting unmet needs

Through their commitment to meeting unmet needs, The Sisters of Mercy played an important role in the history of HIV and AIDS in Queensland. In 1986 Mater went against public and government sentiment to commence provision of social and medical services for these patients.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Tags: AIDS, community, Sisters of Mercy