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At Mater, we value effective communication—with staff, patients and the community. To keep up to date with news at Mater, you can review the latest news updates on this page or you can follow us or join the conversation.

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Dedicated patient car park at Mater Dedicated patient car park at Mater

Mater Hill West Car Park is designated as a patient-only car park during peak usage times of 5 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tags: car park, Mater Hill West Car Park, Mater Medical Centre, parking

Tamasin’s story – Bladder Cancer Awareness Month Tamasin’s story – Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

To commemorate Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, Mater patient Tamasin Stuart shares her bladder cancer journey.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Tags: bladder cancer

Mater Children’s Private Brisbane provides hope for Feeding Tube dependence Mater Children’s Private Brisbane provides hope for Feeding Tube dependence

Sarah Boyle was desperate to find help for her young daughter Elka who was born at 25 weeks, weighing just 486g, and had a feeding tube from birth.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Tags: Health and Wellness, Mater Children's Private Brisbane, Mater Health, Neonatal Critical Care Unit

Young Adults offered an interactive waiting room experience Young Adults offered an interactive waiting room experience

Young diabetes patients who need regular appointments are seen by a range of specialists and often face waiting times at their clinic now have access to an interactive patient waiting room.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Tags: Diabetes, Mater Foundation, Mater Health, Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane, QDEC, Queensland Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, volunteers

Influenza Update Influenza Update

2017 was the worst year for influenza in recorded history in terms of numbers of cases diagnosed. This year there are more options for vaccination too that should make a big difference including higher dose or boosted vaccines for the elderly population and most states are subsidising the vaccine for children.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Tags: influenza, SafeQuest