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The spiritual power of healing inspired the Sisters of Mercy to pioneer public health services in Brisbane by funding their services to the poor from the revenue of the first Mater Private Hospital, established in 1906.
Continuing to provide compassionate healthcare in response to changing community needs, Mater Health Services comprises several hospitals, health centres, a world-class medical research institute and pathology and pharmacy businesses—all with one aim—to provide Exceptional Care. Our concerted pursuit of innovation—to discover, improve, adopt and adapt—differentiates Mater as a leader in the areas of health, education and research. By integrating these fields into the delivery of exceptional healthcare services, Mater is committed to the development and maintenance of healthy communities.
On 29 November 2014, Mater Children's Hospital closed and our services have transferred into the new government-owned and operated Lady Cilento Children's Hospital on a site adjacent to Mater Children's Hospital, between Stanley Street and Raymond Terrace.
This new hospital is a combination of Mater Children's Hospital and Royal Children's Hospital.
Mater will continue to provide services for privately-funded paediatric patients at the new Mater Children’s Private Brisbane following the transition to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. The newly-refurbished private service will provide access to Queensland's leading paediatric doctors, nurses and other care providers. As the service develops we will continue to provide information here.
To find out more about the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, visit their website, join their discussions on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospitals for non-insured patients
In accordance with its Mission to "offer compassionate service to the sick and needy" Mater Health Services provides a quality healthcare facility for uninsured patients. Mater Hospital Brisbane, and Mater Mothers' Hospital provide a breadth of service that ensures peace of mind and security for our growing community.
Today, Mater hospitals are at the forefront of clinical excellence and are always developing new methods, practices and techniques for better patient outcomes. Mater hospitals have a reputation of international acclaim for world-leading healthcare advances and the individual hospitals are regularly acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to healthcare.
Taking advantage of on-site research and education facilities, staff at Mater hospitals have access to the most advanced and innovative techniques for management of illnesses and disease, as well as information about cutting-edge techniques in medical and surgical procedures.
For information about obtaining an appointment with a specialist at Mater Hospital Brisbane please visit our patient referral Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. Please view our policy of patient rights and responsibilities before coming to hospital.
Mater Private Hospital Brisbane is one of Australia's leading acute medical and surgical private hospitals, offering a range of general and specialised services in comfortable, hotel-like surroundings. The 320 bed facility offers 24 hour emergency care, an intensive care unit, a coronary care unit, breast cancer centre, ten operating theatres, a health assessment centre, an endoscopy service, a rehabilitation unit, a sleep disorders unit, and a movement disorders service.
The 40 suites in the Mater Medical Centre accommodate a wide range of medical specialists, allied health practitioners and a Haematology/Oncology Day Centre.
Mater Private Clinic contains 39 medical suites and is connected directly to Mater Private Hospital Brisbane via three levels of a Link Building. The combined facilities of the Clinic and Link Building include four floors of specialist suites, additional patient beds, operating theatres, an expanded day procedure unit, Mater Private Annerley Road campus and several ground floor retail outlets.
In September 2000, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane extended its services to Brisbane's bayside community with the establishment of Mater Private Hospital Redland. This 60 bed, acute private hospital is collocated with Redland Public Hospital in Cleveland and offers a range of medical, surgical and obstetric services with day surgery and overnight accommodation options.
Please view our policy of patient rights and responsibilities before coming to hospital.