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
The following facilities can be located at Mater Private Hospital Mackay.
An ATM is located on Level 1 opposite the café in the front reception. The machine accepts all cards; however, a fee may be charged by your bank.
There is a café located in the main foyer of the hospital, available Monday to Friday, offering a range of snacks, meals and hot and cold beverages for patients, visitors and staff.
There is also a cafeteria located on the ground floor and is available 7 am until 6.30 pm for main meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner and lighter refreshments such as coffee, tea, snacks and sandwiches are also available throughout the day.
A chapel is available at Mater Private Hospital Mackay for all people to access for their own quiet time and reflection. Our pastoral care team is for you holistically, which includes your physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing, including:
Pastoral care at Mater supports the entire clinical team in providing holistic care for you, your family and carers. A pastoral care practitioner will seek to visit you during your stay in hospital. You may also request a visit by asking a member of your healthcare team. Pastoral care is offered with sensitivity to your needs and wishes.
Patients are encouraged to bring their own personal electronic devices to hospital, whether that’s a mobile phone, tablet or laptop. From any Wi-Fi enabled device, patients and their family can access a free Wi-Fi service while they are at hospital.
There is a florist located at Mater Private Hospital Mackay, available for visitors of patients in the hospital.
Effective communication between patients and staff is important. Interpreter services are available and can be organised by the nurse caring for you.
A pathology service is provided for hospital inpatients. If your doctor requests pathology tests, the nursing staff will arrange for a member of the pathology service to visit you in your room.
Medications for inpatients of Mater Private Hospital Mackay are supplied by the pharmacy. The hospital’s pharmacy service provider has two locations—one on level 1 of Mater Private Hospital Mackay, and the second located across the road from the hospital. They provide prescription dispensing, supply of other medicines and other pharmacy items including gifts.
To ensure your medications are managed safely while in hospital, a Mater pharmacist is available to review medications that you have been taking at home. Please ensure that you have all your medications with you in their original containers and any current prescriptions. Or, if you take many regular medications, please request a medication list from your local pharmacy and bring this too.
During your stay your specialist doctor may ask you to stop taking your regular medications or prescribe additional medication as part of your treatment plan. For this reason, medications that have been put into a dosette box or Webster pack cannot be used while you are in hospital. New supplies are required to ensure your safety.
The pharmacist will dispense new medications prescribed to you during your stay, and ensure you are supplied with the required medications on discharge. Charges for medications dispensed during your admission and on discharge that are not covered by your health fund will be billed to you and are payable on discharge from the hospital.
Complementing the hospital’s facilities is Queensland X-Ray offering a range of procedures including X-Rays, OPG, Fluoroscopy, CAT Scans, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Echocardiography and Ultrasound examinations.
Mater Private Hospital Mackay is a teaching facility and doctors and nurses in training could be present. Your doctor/nurse will introduce any students to you. Please let us know if you would prefer not to have students present in your care. Asking to be seen alone will not affect your care.