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
Visiting hospital can be unsettling at any age. For a child, the idea of going to hospital may seem a little scary. Here are some things you can do to help you both feel prepared:
It’s 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 are here to help you.
Some common questions you may want to ask:
At Mater Children’s Private Brisbane, there is always someone here to look after you. If you need anything we will do our best to make sure you have it. Here are some top tips to make your time with us as enjoyable as possible:
If you have questions for the doctors, jot them down or ask someone to write it for you. That way, if you forget or you’re feeling shy, you can just show them your notes. If you’re worried about something, like a needle or medicine, write it down too. Our doctors and nurses can help conquer your fear.
Don’t forget a change of clothes and your pyjamas if you’re staying overnight. You might also want to bring something from home, like your favourite toy, book or game.
Smiling and laughing will help you to feel better. You will get to see lots of friendly faces while you are at Mater Children’s Private Brisbane and we have some fun things for you to do, like games, movies and an outdoor play area.