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
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Visitor restrictions have been lifted across all Mater Hospitals. Mater welcomes all visitors to our facilities including children under the age of 16, however we will exclude anyone who;
Visitors should always:
Please refer to our hospital pages to view each hospital's visiting hours.
Please note health screening requirements remain in place for anyone entering any of our hospital facilities and records of all visitors are still required to be kept.
To make the health screening and entry approval process quicker and more efficient for all patients and visitors , Mater has introduced a digital app across all buildings in the South Brisbane campus.
The COVID-19 Visitor Entry App allows you to digitally access and complete the screening questionnaire and gain approval for entry. If entry to a Mater hospital is approved, you may enter until 11.59 pm that same day.
The app is accessible by scanning a QR code via mobile phone which has been made available at hospital entrances along with clear instructions for use. Should you wish to gain approval for entry prior to your arrival at our South Brisbane campus, you can access the health screening questionnaire through the app via this link.
For any visitors without a smart mobile, a manual screening and sign in process will remain at each entry point.
The Chief Health Officer has confirmed that surgical face masks are no longer required to be worn when entering a hospital.
However, you are encouraged to wear a mask and wear it wherever you cannot socially distance. Masks will still need to be worn inside airports and on planes, as per Commonwealth directive.
Children under 12 do not need to wear a mask, nor those with a physical condition or illness that makes wearing one unsuitable.
We appreciate your support through these changes to keep our most vulnerable patients safe.
If you are required to present for COVID-19 testing, you can find a list of COVID-19 testing centres on the Queensland Government website. You can also attend the Mater Pathology COVID-19 testing centres at the following locations, if you have a GP referral form:
For the latest information on the Greater Brisbane restrictions, please visit the Queensland Government website for a list of frequently asked questions. For restrictions placed on the rest of Queensland (outside of Greater Brisbane), please visit this link.
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Read our most frequently asked questions
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that include the common cold along with more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus and was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak in China, that has now extended into a number of countries around the world. For more information on COVID-19 you can access this patient flyer.
Symptoms of COVID-19:
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and if you’re sick your symptoms might include:
If you’re feeling sick with any COVID-19 symptoms:
Testing is important to find as many cases in the community as quickly as possible.
If you make an appointment with your doctor, please call ahead so they can prepare for your visit and tell the staff what your symptoms are and your travel history (if any) or that you may have been in contact with a potential case.
Please stay home and isolate until you get the results and your symptoms resolve.
To protect yourself and others from infection it's important to practice good hand hygiene and always;