Your Stay

Back in 1998 when Mater Children’s Private Hospital first opened its doors, we were Australia’s first private hospital for children. Since that time, our team of exceptional staff and outstanding doctors have provided care for thousands of children and their families.

Visiting hospital can be unsettling at any age. For a child, the idea of going to hospital may seem a little scary. To help you both feel prepared it can be helpful to learn more about the hospital, your child’s medical condition and the treatment. Encourage your child to ask any questions they might have, and never hesitate to say “I don’t understand” or to ask what a word means. Our friendly team have provided some helpful tips to help you feel more at ease.

Before your child sees one of our specialists, they will require a referral from a GP or other medical practitioner.  Find out more about Mater’s specialists and preparing for your hospital stay: