Mater Private Hospital Redland is marking 20 years of operation, since originally opening its doors in 2000, celebrating the milestone with a morning tea event attended by Redland City Councillor Peter Mitchell.
As the Redland community’s only private hospital facility, the 60-bed hospital features a wide range of specialist surgical and medical services including a dedicated cancer care centre, enabling patients to be treated closer to home and saving them travelling into Brisbane for treatment.
Mater staff have celebrated the occasion with a morning tea attended by Redland City Councillor Peter Mitchell and members of Mater Health’s leadership team.
Mater Private Hospital Redland Clinical Director Carlie Nielsen said the facility has a strong community focus.
“We pride ourselves on having a deep connection with our local community and our team is dedicated to providing our patients with exceptional care and service,” Ms Nielsen said.
“Over its 20-year history, Mater Private Hospital Redland has seen more than 76 000 people in its Day Procedure Unit, performed more than 36 000 theatre cases, delivered more than 2700 babies and, since it opened last year, more than 3500 cancer treatments have been delivered through Mater Cancer Care Centre Redland.
“We have some staff on our team who have worked at Mater Private Hospital Redland for the 20 years we have been in operation, which I think says a lot about the team environment and the dedication of our staff to the local community.”
Manager Perioperative Services Grant Jones has worked at Mater Private Hospital Redland since day one.
“Mater Private Hospital Redland has undergone some incredible changes since opening in 2000, including the commencement of some much-needed services such as day haematology and oncology treatments and day rehabilitation services,” Mr Jones said.
For Mr Jones, it’s the friendly staff and community feeling that makes the hospital a special place to work.
“Mater Private Hospital Redland is truly a community hospital which has the culture and genuine feel of a real ‘family’ environment,” Mr Jones said.
“The friendliness and compassionate nature of our staff and doctors make it such an enjoyable place to come to work each day and our local community has always supported us.
“As a team, we are taking this opportunity to look back on the last 20 years and celebrate all of our achievements,” he said.
Pictured: Executive Director of Mater Health Daniele Doyle, Director of Clinical Services at Mater Private Hospital Redland Carlie Nielsen, Exectuive Director of South-East Queensland Mater Health Linda Patat, Councilor Peter Mitchell, and, Sr Marcia Maranta.