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Claire's story Claire's story

Claire Kelly counts herself as a very fortunate person.  As the Private Care Coordinator for Mater Cancer Care Centre she loves her job and the positive impact she can have on patient care.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Tags: Mater Cancer Care Centre, Mission, The Heart of Mater

Chris' story Chris' story

For more than 33 years Chris has been not just a colleague, but friend, to many Mater People.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tags: Mission, The Heart of Mater

Terry's story Terry's story

For the past 13 years, our Director of Supply Chain Operations, Terry van der Ham has positively impacted not only those around him at Mater, but people halfway around the world experiencing genuine need.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Tags: Mission, The Heart of Mater

Beth's story Beth's story

For more than 37 years, Beth Burt has been part of what she refers to as her ‘Mater family’.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Tags: Mater Mothers' Hospitals, The Heart of Mater

Peter's story Peter's story

For the past 18 years, Peter Martin has quietly worked to help enrich the journey of all whom he encounters.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Tags: Mission, The Heart of Mater

Katherine's story Katherine's story

You can’t help but feel Katherine Jackman’s energy—whether she is passionately describing why Mater is different, or recounting her latest running adventure—it’s evident in everything she does.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tags: Mater Education, The Heart of Mater

Celebrating the ‘Heart of Mater’ Celebrating the ‘Heart of Mater’

More than 100 people have gathered on ‘Mater Hill’ to celebrate the Holy Year of Mercy. During the special event, we launched a special ‘Heart of Mater’ video series, capturing examples of Mater People as Mercy in action.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Tags: Mission, Sisters of Mercy, The Heart of Mater

Sue Svensson and Sue Adams’ story Sue Svensson and Sue Adams’ story

Mater volunteers Sue Svensson and Sue Adams share more than the same first name. For the past three years, they have worked side by side every Wednesday morning from 7 am to 10 am as ‘ambassadors’ at the volunteer information desk at the main entrance to Mater Hospital Brisbane (MHB).

Friday, 29 July 2016

Tags: Mission, The Heart of Mater, volunteers

Loreto's story Loreto's story

For more than three decades, Loreto Lotz has given her heart and soul to Mater.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Tags: Mission, The Heart of Mater

Anita's story Anita's story

Last year, Mater Healthy Ageing Coordinator and Social Worker Anita Covington won the Mercy Week Mission Award, an annual award presented to Mater staff who go above and beyond the expectations of their role within the framework of our Mission and Values.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Tags: Mission, The Heart of Mater

Trevor's Story Trevor's Story

At 55 years of age, Trevor was running marathons and living an active lifestyle when his life changed dramatically. 

Friday, 17 June 2016

Tags: Mater Cancer Care Centre, Mission, The Heart of Mater

Peter's story Peter's story

When you ask Mater orderly Peter what sort of things he does, the list is as unexpected as it is varied. Patient transport around the hospital, manual patient handling, security, CPR and morgue management are just to name a few. 

Friday, 27 May 2016

Tags: Mater Children's Hospital, Mater Hospital Brisbane, Mission, The Heart of Mater

Nonie's Story Nonie's Story

Whenever patients or staff talk about “Nonie who used to be in Mater Children’s Private but is now in Mater Mother’s birth suites”, there is usually a delighted “we love Nonie!” response. Nonie began working at Mater in Food Services in 2000, before working exclusively for Mater Children’s Private Food Service from 2002 until 2015, after which she was redeployed to Mater Mothers’ Birth Suites as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN).

Friday, 20 May 2016

Tags: Mater Mothers' Hospitals, Mission, The Heart of Mater