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Sir Reg Leonard instigated the establishment of the first accommodation block here in September 1979, through funds raised by the Children's Hospital Appeal.

Reg's dream was to ensure that all patients and their carers had access to low cost accommodation during their treatment at Mater Hospitals. His dream continues today with patients and their carers accessing this facility to ensure that maximum time can be spent with their loved ones while they are receiving treatment in our hospitals.

The fees charged go towards the operational costs and maintenance of the units. These units run on a not-for-profit basis.