We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
On 4 January, 1906, the Sisters of Mercy opened a 20-bed private hospital in a former residential home in Brisbane’s North Quay.
This was the first Mater Private Hospital, and the start of a tradition of care and compassion for the sick and the needy which would eventually lead to the establishment of several hospitals, health centres, a world-class medical research institute, pathology and pharmacy businesses, and a nationally accredited hospital-based Registered Training Organisation—all with one aim—to provide exceptional care.
The story of Mater’s development is one of hardship, adversity, triumphs and compassion, characterised at all times by a commitment to care.
It’s not just Mater’s story. During its first 100 years, Mater has been part of the story of almost every person who has lived in Brisbane and countless more from all over Queensland and Northern NSW.
From humble beginnings the Sisters of Mercy are established in Ireland. They arrive in Brisbane pledging to care for the sick and needy.
The first Mater hospital 'Aubigny' opens in North Quay, before the Sisters and Brisbane's medical community and patients 'cross the river'.
Mater welcomes its tiniest patients with the opening of the Mater Mothers' Hospital, and Mater’s clinical pursuits expand.
Mater celebrates a century of exceptional care, and continues to expand to integrate health, education and research for a healthy community.
We're on a mission to revolutionise the way our community experiences good health and wellbeing.
Healthcare across the world is changing. So too, Mater continues to evolve. Through our future development projects we are bringing together health, education and research for a healthier community.
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We are our Mission. Mater exists to respond to unmet community need; to provide compassionate care to those who need it most. We see this care—our Mission in action—every day. Sometimes, it’s uplifting. Sometimes, it’s heartbreaking. Sometimes, it’s humbling. It is genuine kindness, offered compassionately without expectation. It is who we are.
Mater would like to acknowledge Helen Gregory, author of Expressions of Mercy. Mater has used information, as appropriate, from this publication to support the creation of this content.