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July 2016

Mater undertakes Australian first in-utero spinal surgery Mater undertakes Australian first in-utero spinal surgery

A team from Mater, in collaboration with a team from Vanderbilt University Hospital in the USA, are the first in Australia to have performed in-utero spinal surgery on a baby diagnosed with spina bifida.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Tags: bifida, Fetal, in-utero, Maternal, Medicine, prenatal, spina, spinal, surgery

"For me, this is Mater at its best"

Mater patient Gerhard Infante has returned to the Philippines this week after successful neurosurgery and rehabilitation to minimise the symptoms of a rare condition known as Lubag.

Mater Centre for Neurosciences and associated teams donated their time and skills to extend and improve Gerhard’s life.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Tags: Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, Mission, neurological, neurosurgery

Mater awards at urological nursing conference Mater awards at urological nursing conference

 
Mater has been awarded Most Innovative Paper at the 2016 Australia and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society (ANZUNS) conference. Mater Clinical Facilitator Carolyn Warren submitted an abstract on an e-learning module to ANZUNS, which was presented by Mater Clinical Nurse Consultant in Urology Michelle Roberts (pictured).

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Tags: Awards

Mater welcomes new Chief Information Officer Mater welcomes new Chief Information Officer

Mater has welcomed Mr David Kempson to the Mater Group Executive as our new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Tags: David Kempson, Mater Group Executive

Mater welcomes Ms Toni Casey as Group Director, Risk and Audit Mater welcomes Ms Toni Casey as Group Director, Risk and Audit

Mater has welcomed Ms Toni Casey into the newly created role of Group Director, Risk and Audit, increasing the organisation’s focus on key clinical, regulatory, business and compliance risk.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Tags: Mater Group Executive, Toni Casey

Hope for baby Sam Hope for baby Sam

Mater Children's Private Brisbanel urological surgeon Dr David Winkle has changed the future for a Ugandan toddler affectionately known as Baby Sam. 

Sam was abandoned at a Ugandan hospital just after birth and suffers from the rare developmental abnormality bladder exstrophy which resulted in his bladder developing on the outside of his body.

Friday, 8 July 2016

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

Containers of support for Africa Containers of support for Africa

Since 2006 a dedicated band of Mater staff have volunteered their time to organise the delivery of a container of outdated medical equipment to Africa in partnership with DHL Queensland each year.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Tags: Mission