Thank a nurse or midwife

To acknowledge our exceptional midwives and nurses during the World Health Organisation's International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020, you can post your message of thanks to one or all of our hard working nurses and midwives at Mater. Help us celebrate their contribution to the health and wellbeing of our community.

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To: The Lactation Consultants

Mater Mothers' Hospital

To the amazing team of Lactation Consultants at the Mater Mothers' Hospital in South Brisbane, you are a wonderful team to work with. Such a wonderfully dedicated and caring team who are totally committed to providing the best care to the Mater Mums and their babies.

From: Sam Foster
To: All staff employed in the theatre used by QSCAN

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane

In order to manage lesions I have in my liver it has been necessary for me to be given T.A.C.E. treatment on a number of occasions over the last couple of years. Each and every admission, procedure and post procedure treatment has been provided with courtesy, competence and attention. All Mater staff deserve praise for their consistent dedication.

From: John Denlay
To: Mater Emergency Care Service

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton

Thank you so much for this great service. We really appreciate your expert advice and your wonderful support when there are problems especially at the wrong time of day. Your nurses are so helpful and caring. Thank you!

From: Di-Anne Rowan
To: Anne Kurylko

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

Thank you for your hard work, dedication and commitment. You are such a kind, caring and compassionate nurse who goes above and beyond for the patients in your care. You always put others' needs before yourself. Thank you.

From: Allison Blakey
To: Nursing Staff

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

Thank you to all the nursing staff at Mater Private Hospital Mackay for your dedication and commitment. The care and concern you show for all the patients is greatly appreciated. May God continue to Bless you. Take care.

From: Staff and Students at MacKillop Catholic Primary School
To: Level 8 Staff

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Thank you to all of the Nurses and Midwives who work on level 8. In a challenging environment you all continue to work hard in order to give our patients the best care possible. Thank you all for being such a great team!

From: Hannah C
To: All staff HDU

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton

Sincere thanks for your care, compassion and friendship during a very difficult health episode. It meant a lot to us and we will always be grateful to you all.

From: Austin and Janette
To: All Nursing Staff

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

We would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to all at the Mackay Mater for the great work you do in caring for others. You are a true example of service to others! We pray that God will continue to bless you all as you care for those who need you.

From: St Anne's Catholic Primary School
To: Debbie Ballinger-Oches

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

Well done Deb on choosing a career where you are of service to others. We love you very much and glad you followed your heart.

From: John Ballinger-Oches
To: Martine Andrews Vella

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

We are so glad you are following in the footsteps of your mother. We have no doubt that you are a great nurse.

From: John & Debbie Ballinger-Oches
To: Base Hospital Bundaberg

All Hospitals

I would like to thank all the nurses and midwives who were responsible for the professional and caring way that they brought my 6th grandbaby into the world and the emergency care given to my daughter. I will be forever grateful for your efforts. It is a privilege to say wlth ♥️..... thank you .

From: Yvonne Brennan
To: All the Nurses

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

A huge THANK YOU to all the nurses of the Mackay Mater Hospital and all hospitals around the world. We are so grateful for all you do to help your patients. Your selflessness, your respect, your dedication and the constant smiles on your faces. We are so blessed to have you. God has indeed sent us angels and they wear nurses' uniforms.

From: St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School
To: Mater Health

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

Many thanks for your tireless work and support of all who seek your care. On behalf of the school and parish community of St John's we thank you for all you do in the service of others.

From: St John's Catholic Primary School
To:

All Hospitals

Nurses are our silent superheroes. They are bedside when people need someone the most - in the darkness of night or suffering pain. Nurses give more than just their skills and talents to patients, they give time, love, worry, tears, laughter and prayers. Thank you for every minute of kindness you give to others.

From: Amanda
To:

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane

Thank you, at a time where there is so much stress around your profession, for caring for one of my students today and over the coming period, as she deals with the unexpected need for neurosurgery. I am enormously grateful for the support I know you will give her parents and sister now and over the days ahead. You are all amazing.

From: Krysten
To: Everyone

All Hospitals

Thank you for all of the hard work you are doing! You are amazing and we appreciate you so much! You are helping so many people! You are a real super hero❤️

From: Marley
To: Nurses

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton

Many thanks to all the great nurses and staff of the Rocky Mater for the great work they do each and every day. From your colleagues at Catholic Education we say THANK YOU for being such an important part of our community and for your dedication and commitment to caring for those most in need. May God continue to bless you in your work.

From: Leesa Jeffcoat
To: All Staff

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

Thank you for all the kindness and compassion you show towards your patients and their families. Your dedication makes us all feel at ease. You are all wonderful. Thank you again.

From: Val
To: Julianne Byrne

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

Thank you for all that you do to make the first stages of motherhood so natural for so many. I know that any mother who has been in your care has appreciated your compassion and support.

From: Belinda Battaia
To:

All Hospitals

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all the work you do to care for people who are unwell in hospitals. Your selfless service to others is very much appreciated and noticed during this time of COVID-19.

From: St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Biloela
To: To the nurses in Palliative Care

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

The kindness, respect and compassion shown to my Dad as he passed away was so comforting for our family and this was also bestowed on us as we grieved. Although you do this every day, your tenderness was evident in every interaction. Thank You

From: Terri Leotta
To:

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton

A big thank you to all of those nurses who are on the front line for us. The care, respect and kindness you show is above and beyond.

From: Nicole
To: All staff

Mater Private Hospital Bundaberg

To all staff, I just want to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you do - not just at this crazy time, but always. Your wonderful support, compassion and amazing care at all times is greatly appreciated. Thank you!! Have a fantastic day.

From: Trish Garrad
To: Tiarny Spottiswood

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton

Thank you for all the hard work that you do and for always answering our pain related questions.

From: Ash and Melinda LPs
To: Nurses & Midwives

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton

Thank you for the incredible, selfless work you put in every day to keep the community safe and healthy. There are far too many careers in this world that are underappreciated and I'm glad that a silver lining of this trying time is that people are now truly grateful for the work you do. You and the work you do is valued!

From: Rachel
To:

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton

Without you we wouldn't have many of the beautiful babies and people we have in our lives and for so long. Many days I am sure you don't get thanked for the tireless work you do - but know we all appreciate it and should say it out loud more often.

From: Renay
To: All nurses

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane

Thank you for all that you do for the community. It does not go unnoticed.

From: Kat
To: Ashleigh

Mater Mothers' Hospital

I had the most wonderful antenatal experience with Ashleigh on MM9! She is a bright ray of sunshine that fills the room with her smile, no matter what time of day it is. Thank you for caring for me and my unborn bundle of joy. You are an amazing midwife! Never stop smiling.

From: Anon
To: Nigel Massey

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Nigel, I saw your smiling face on the Facebook post, it made me smile instantly. You helped our son Zach through such a challenging time. I have always remembered the incredible support you gave him and us. You spoke to him beautifully and encouraged him all the way. I have never forgotten you. Thank you for being such an amazing nurse. Julie

From: Julie Lewis
To: Brittany Boyd

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

Thank you for being such an amazing person, compassionate and so very patient❤

From: Nicole Vella-Power
To: NCCU

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Thank you to you all for your tireless work and care for babies and families.

From: Judy
To: Mater Nurses

Mater Hospital Brisbane

To our Mater Nurses working with the Breast Care Team–from Outpatients, Preadmission, OT, Day Surgery , our post op wards and HITH. Thank you for the care and professionalism you bring every day ... even when things get tough. Enjoy Florence's Birthday!

From: Jen
To: Judy Carroll

Mater Hospital Brisbane

I have been under the care of Mater since 1996 and I have always had excellent treatment from all the medical staff. I love the Mater much much better than other hospitals. I have a couple of times had to use the other hospitals but there is no comparison. The Mater wins hands down. Thank you .

From: Judy
To: Mater Eye Clinic

Mater Hospital Brisbane

Thank you for the amazing job that you do, your compassion, caring, professionalism, dedication and empathy. Congratulations on International Nurses Day. Celebrate and enjoy it, you deserve it! Many thanks for all your hard work.

From: Anna
To: Nurses

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane

On behalf of all Mater volunteers I would like to thank you for your support, compassion and care, not only for our patients but for our volunteers too!

From: Judy Johnson
To: Nurses

Mater Private Hospital Springfield

On behalf of all Mater volunteers I would like to thank you for your support, compassion and care, not only for our patients but for our volunteers too!

From: Judy Johnson
To: Nurses

Mater Hospital Brisbane

On behalf of all Mater volunteers I would like to thank you for your support, compassion and care, not only for our patients but for our volunteers too!

From: Judy Johnson
To: Nurses and Midwives

Mater Mothers' Hospital

On behalf of all Mater volunteers I would like to thank you for your support, compassion and care, not only for our patients but for our volunteers too!

From: Judy Johnson
To: Midwives at Mater Private Mackay

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

You are all AMAZING! You made these first time parents feel comfortable, cared for and supported. From being induced to preparing to breastfeed and then taking our precious bundle of joy home you were there to answer all our questions and share your wealth of knowledge and practically be there getting us through. Thank you ladies – you are worth more than gold. xx

From: Caitlin McLeod
To: Lauren

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

Being a first time mum, Lauren made me feel confident and cared for during my stay. She comforted me during many a meltdown and answered all my husband's and my questions. She is doing an AMAZING job...I almost snuck her into my suitcase when I left!

From: Caitlin McLeod
To: Ryndell

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Thank you so much for being the most amazing midwife that I have had, nothing but love and support :)

From: Melanie Tuckwood
To: Hayley Hadfield

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Sending all our love to Midwife Hayley Hadfield. As a native UK living and working in Australia, she is dearly missed by her family and friends but we are so proud of the positive work Hayley is achieving to assist women to have the most positive birth experiences. She recently also supported her sisters birth experience from across the world!

From: Brooke Bird
To: Townsville Mater Mothers Midwives

Mater Private Hospital Townsville

Thank you seems nowhere near enough for the care, support, encouragement, help and reassurance I gratefully received as a first time mum in September 2019. Your gentle and professional approach meant I got a great experience into motherhood.

From: Laura Bickhoff
To:

All Hospitals

Thank you for continuing to support families in their most precious moments!

To: Mater Mother's Brisbane Level 10 Midwives

Mater Mothers' Private Brisbane

Thank you so much for your excellent care during a very emotional and anxious time for me, when I spent 10 weeks in hospital whilst pregnant after 2 stillbirths. I am thrilled to say our little boy Oscar is 21 months old now and absolutely thriving.

From: Mallory Brickwood
To: Level 11

Mater Mothers' Private Brisbane

From 7pm 16/04 - 19/04 each midwife from Erica through to, and including, Charlotte was amazing. We couldn’t fault any of them, and they each brought their own knowledge and support. We couldn’t have had a better experience and wanted to say a huge thank you to each of these amazing ladies! Kath, the ward steward, was also such a beautiful woman.

From: Dana Sloan
To: All the nurses and midwifes in floor 10

Mater Mothers' Private Brisbane

I’ve been admitted for 6 weeks due to placenta previa stage 4 and was medically evacuated from Fiji where we were told that my baby won’t make it and they will try to survive me with no guarantee. Reaching Mater Mothers' was like our saving grace. We can’t thank them enough for all the love and care we received from day one until I gave birth. 🙏🏻

From: Celyn Smith
To: Gaye Marie and Marie

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Thankyou so much for making the delivery of my little boy Wesley such an empowering and beautiful experience, I will never forget how you made me feel safe,strong and supported while feeling so scared and vulnerable . Your professionalism and passion for what you do did not go unnoticed and you ladies truly are worth your weight in gold.

From: Courtney sellen
To: St Gerards Maternity Ward

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

We celebrate all that you do not just today but every day as we look at our beautiful children 💖 Today we are celebrating our eldest daughters birth at Mater Mackay 16 years ago! She was born on International Midwives Day and we left hospital on my very first Mother’s Day in 2004. Thank you all for your committed care.

From: Trisha
To: Julia

Mater Mothers' Hospital

What an amazing nurse. I went through an ectopic pregnancy last year and Julia was amazing. She was kind, knowledgeable and compassionate throughout the whole ordeal. Even though it was such a traumatic time in my life, I’m very grateful for her and she made it that little bit easier.

From: Krystal
To: MGP Team

Mater Mothers' Hospital

With thanks to the amazing MGP team for their care, support and encouragement when our boys were born in 2013 and 2016. We are grateful every day!

From: Claire Bolton
To:

Mater Mothers' Hospital

To all the wonderful midwives I get to meet and work with - wishing you a wonderful day and year! It's great working with you all. We are fortunate to have you xx

From: Shameera
To:

Mater Private Hospital Townsville

To my midwives—thank you for being the most incredible source of support and encouragement for my birthing journey.

From: Everleen Lansangan
To: All nurses and midwives at Mater Private

Mater Mothers' Private Brisbane

I will never forget our wonderful experiences having babies at the Mater- the staff were all amazing, so helpful and kind. Their warmth made the experiences even more joyful for our family.

From: Sara
To: Wei Wei Wang

Mater Hospital Brisbane

Thank you for the amazing job that you do, your compassion, caring, professionalism, leadership and empathy. Congratulations on International Nurses and Midwives Day. Celebrate and enjoy it, you deserve it.

From: Wendy Moore
To: Perrin Millard

Mater Children's Private Brisbane

Congratulations on International Nurses and Midwives day. You do a wonderful job and pitch in and help wherever you are needed. Thank you for the amazing work you do, your kindness and compassion, professionalism and empathy. You ROCK!!!

From: Wendy Moore
To: All Nurses and Midwives

Mater Private Hospital Redland

Thank you to all the nurses and midwives for your caring, compassion, empathy, expertise and professionalism. Love your work!!! Enjoy your celebrations for International Nurses and Midwives Day. You deserve to celebrate. You ROCK!!!

From: Wendy Moore
To: Midwifery Practice Development Team

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Thank you to the Midwifery Practice Development team for your unwavering dedication to developing midwifery practice across Mater. Your care and commitment to continuously improving outcomes for women and their families has benefited so many midwives, students, mothers, babies and families over the years - including mine! Thank you!

From: Donna Bonney
To: Claire Thurston

Mater Hospital Brisbane

Claire's dedication to her families participating in the QLD family cohort at Mater Research has been beautiful to witness throughout our study. More so, during COVID-19, in a time of uncertainty for everyone, she has comforted and reassured our families who will be birthing now and the near future. Well done and keep up the great work!

From: Danielle Borg
To: Tess Harmey

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Thank you to our wonderful research midwife Tess who maintains her continuity of care clinically and throughout her research work with participating families enrolled in the QLD family cohort at Mater Research so brilliantly. Thank you on behalf of the QLD family cohort team and QLD family cohort participating families!

From: Danielle Borg
To: Carmel Mallon

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Thank you for keeping me inspired during my time as a midwifery student and for being a fantastic role model of how a midwife should be caring and compassionate.

From: Kara Williams
To: Rockhampton mater midwives and nurses

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton

We had twins in February and without the help of the midwives and nurses I don’t know how we would of had to confidence to come home. Thank you for taking care of us no mater the time of day! Thank you for taking the twins overnight at times when we needed sleeping but didn’t want to admit it. Thank you! Alex & Beth and their parents

From: Sarah Smith
To: Mackay mater midwifes

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

The staff on the maternity ward are an amazing crew. I had a traumatic birth and was treated bad in a public hospital so was scared about delivering my second daughter. Choosing The Mater was the best decision I made. The staff took wonderful care of me and my baby, I can’t recommend them enough and will always be thankful for helping me.

From: Holly Penningh
To: Danielle Smith

Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton

We were lucky enough to have super midwife Danielle deliver our baby boy, Vinnie, on Easter Sunday. Danielle went above and beyond to ensure we were cared for during our time at The Mater. Danielle is an asset to Mater Maternity and our experience wouldn’t have been anywhere near as amazing without her care! Thank you Danielle xx

From: Emily
To: All nurses and midwives

Mater Private Hospital Mackay

We honour you, who you are and all you do for our patients. May God bless you and watch over you.

From: Julie Sammut
To: MM8 Team

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Thank you for all your hard work in this challenging time. Everyone is so friendly and caring.

From: M
To: Heidi Fyffe

Mater Mothers' Hospital

Thank you for all the fun and laughter on night shift. It makes a hard night more bearable.

From: Maggie C
To: All nursing and midwifery staff

All Hospitals

More now than ever, thank you to all the nursing and midwifery staff. Your contribution to all patients is truly appreciated.

From: Jayson
To: Emergency Nursing Team

Mater Hospital Brisbane

To all the nursing staff on the frontline, thank you for putting others first during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Team work helping others feel safe and secure whilst the rest of the World struggles makes a difference.

From: J
To: Jane Khoo

Mater Private Hospital Redland

Jane I've never forgotten waking from a procedure to find your warm, friendly and familiar face smiling at me and reassuring me that all was fine. Thankyou!

From: Justine Day
To: All Mater staff

All Hospitals

Thank you, sometimes your smiles were all I needed

From: Henri