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Program outline

Mater Respite Service provides three programs—the centre-based day program, centre-based extended hours program and the overnight respite program:

Centre-based day program

  • open Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 4.30 pm, excluding public holidays
  • meals provided (including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • special dietary requirements catered for.

Centre-based extended hours program

  • accommodates the needs of working carers
  • open Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 6 pm (subject to carer’s needs)
  • meals provided (including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • special dietary requirements catered for.

Overnight respite program

  • available Monday to Thursday
  • accommodation provided in Mater Hospital Brisbane
  • care recipients participate in the day program from 8.30 am.
  • clients staying more than one night return to Mater Hospital Brisbane at 4 pm.