Your partner in health for more than 100 years
On the 4th of January 1906, our founders, the Sisters of Mercy, made history when they opened the very first private Mater hospital situated on Brisbane’s North Quay. It had just 20 beds and treated 141 patients in its first year.
But from small beginnings come great things. More than one hundred years on, our extensive network of hospitals and healthcare services reach far and wide, enabling us to support and care for tens of thousands of people.
Now, working together under the banner of Mater, we’re writing the next chapter in our history. By connecting our unmatched resources and expertise across health, education and research, we’re delivering new services in new ways and empowering you to make better choices about your health every day.
Want to learn more about our story and the inspirational people who helped to shape and define our tradition of care?
Visit Mater History