Mater launches ‘sMater’ podcast series with clinicians

17/Nov/2023     HealthMater People

One of Australia’s leading healthcare providers is drawing on its wealth of medical and research expertise to launch its first podcast series, featuring world-leading clinicians.

Called sMater, the podcast is hosted by Brisbane-based television personality Jillian Whiting and will feature specialists, nurses, midwives and other clinicians on a wide range of healthcare issues and conditions.

The first series focuses on mothers and babies and delves into the world of preterm births with frontline obstetricians, neonatologists and midwives from Mater Mothers Hospitals at South Brisbane.

sMater’s preterm birth series launches on Friday 17 November, to coincide with World Prematurity Day, and will initially be available via Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Mater Chief Medical Officer Dr Mike Beckmann said the sMater podcast provided a platform for Mater clinicians to share their expertise, learnings, and initiatives.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have a team of experienced and professional clinicians here at Mater, who are constantly striving to improve how we deliver healthcare,” Dr Beckmann said.

“Our Mater Mothers team sees a combined total of more than 12,000 births a year, 2,000 nursery admissions, and 24,000 pregnancy assessment presentations, making them well positioned to share unique and industry-leading insights with peers.”

He added that the sMater series recognises the importance of continuous learning in the healthcare sector.

“We know from our experience at Mater that medical professionals are constantly seeking to enhance and broaden their knowledge and skills,” Dr Beckmann said.

“We hope that by sharing information and experiences, we can create a community where we can connect and work together to improve healthcare across Australia, regardless of whether listeners are experienced healthcare professionals or are people with an interest in healthcare and research.”

In the new year, sMater will expand to share insights from some of Mater’s Central and North Queensland specialists in cardiology, neurology and critical care services.

Clinicians and researchers at Mater Private Hospital Brisbane will also discuss the latest research and treatments in breast, ovarian and women’s cancers.


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