Providing exceptional care for more than 100 years
"This, I hope, is the beginning of a big work that will do much good…"
Mother Patrick Potter, 27 February 1906
On January 4, 1906, the Sisters of Mercy opened a 20-bed private hospital in a former residential home in Brisbane’s North Quay.
More than a hundred years later, Mater’s bustling network of hospitals and supporting healthcare services extend beyond the always busy ‘Mater Hill’ to the wider Brisbane community.
Mater’s journey from one small private hospital in North Quay to where we are today is one of determination, growth and change, all without compromising our commitment to care.
You can read more about our story, and the thousands of people who have contributed to the provision of care in the tradition of Mercy for which we are renowned, by visiting our Mater History website.