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
Mater Research is now taking applications for the Betty McGrath Seeding Grants in conjunction with Mater Health, Mater Education and supported by the Mater Foundation.
Although Mater Research (MMRI) was established in 1998, the first Research fund at the Mater was set up in 1981.
The Mater Annual Report for that year described this as a significant development and the money was used to buy several pieces of equipment.
The following year the John P. Kelly Research Foundation was officially established at the Mater by the Sisters of Mercy, who made a substantial initial donation.
They named the Foundation in honour of Mr Kelly, who was Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mater Hospitals for over 40 years (1938- 1979).
The first John P. Kelly Research Grants were distributed in 1983 - $70,000 (approximately $230,000 today) - a remarkable amount raised through fund raising. It was the first hospital based and funded Research Foundation in Queensland.
The Sisters of Mercy established the J.P. Kelly Research Foundation to encourage, support and promote research within the Mater Hospitals complex, South Brisbane.
The Foundation also provided support staffing, research facilities and training for students, doctors, scientists, nurses and technicians and Mater people could apply for funding for a specific research project.
The mission of the grants stated Mater Hospitals are dedicated to teaching and research, which, in accordance with modern technology, will improve patient care a statement that still rings true today.
As a state-wide hospital service Mater continues advancing its digital capabilities and technology, the pillars of Research, Education, Health and Foundation are supporting each other in providing and improving health care for Mater patients and Queenslanders.
Photo: Announcement of JP Kelly Research Foundation Grants 28 October 1983. L-R Sr Angela Mary Doyle, (Snr Administrator), Mr Kevin Cronin (Hospital Board Chairman), Prof. Yee Hing Thong (University Department of Child Health), Dr David Tudehope (Director of Neonatology)., Dr Michael Irving, Griffith University, Dr Dick Chalmers (Laboratory Manager). The painting is of Mr John P Kelly.
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Loyola House, located on Mater Hill, South Brisbane, was constructed in 1924, but has been situated on its current site since 1926.
Mater provides a long-term residential support program for young people who have drug and alcohol related concerns to assist with their recovery and prevent relapse.
For young people severely impacted by drug or alcohol concerns the Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service (ADAWS) provides a safe and supportive environment ...
Nestled in the back streets of South Brisbane, behind the Mater Hospital is an important service meeting an unmet need in the community.