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Mater Children's Hospital

Mater Children's Hospital

Mater Children's Hospital is a major tertiary referral centre, which has been providing specialist paediatric healthcare services to children throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales since 1931.

On 29 November 2014, Mater Children's Hospital will close and our services will transfer 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

To find out more about how we are celebrating the contribution of Mater Children’s Hospital to the children of Queensland, visit our Farewell Mater Children's Hospital page.

Mater Children's Hospital now

At present, Mater Children's Hospital provides an intensive care unit, theatres, inpatient and outpatient services and a 24-hour emergency department.

Each year Mater Children’s Hospital cares for more than 15 000 children as inpatients, more than 120 000 are seen in the outpatient departments and more than 43 000 children receive care in the emergency department. You can also access the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service through the hospital.

While in hospital, patients have access to the following allied health services:

  • dietitians
  • physiotherapists
  • psychologists
  • occupational therapists
  • speech pathologists 
  • social work practitioners.

Pathology and pharmacy services are accessible to patients while in hospital as well as for outpatients.

For further information about Mater Children's Hospital, please phone reception on 07 3163 8111.

Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours: 7 am to 7 pm.

Contact Details

Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane Qld 4101
General Enquiries
Phone: 07 3163 8111

Patient information

To view patient information brochures covering a range of conditions, treatments and procedures relevant to Mater Children's Hospital, please visit our Patient Information Brochures web site


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