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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
Patients, families and general community
In line with the latest advice from Queensland Health, visitor restrictions at all hospitals within the Greater Brisbane region will be lifted from 1 am, 22 January. As part of these guidelines, children under the age of 16 are welcome to visit.
However, we will exclude anyone who;
Please visit the individual facility pages for further information on all other Mater hospitals across Queensland.
From 1 am 22 January 2021, in line with the updated guidelines from Queensland Health, surgical face masks will no longer be required to be worn by all patients, visitors and staff while within any of our hospital facilities. Please be advised that should you wish to wear a mask while within our hospitals, you will be provided with one upon entry.
With these eased safety restrictions, it is important that all visitors practice thorough hand hygiene, maintain social distancing where possible and continue our general clinical safety practises to keep everyone safe.
You can view the full list of your nearest COVID-19 testing clinic here, or visit your nearest Mater Pathology COVID-19 collection centre. However please note, a referral from your clinician is required for testing.
Queensland Health has updated its guidelines for COVID-19 testing and will now test people who have any COVID-19 symptoms including: fever or history of fever, symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat), loss of smell, loss of taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue.
If you meet the testing criteria, please visit your nearest Fever Clinic or contact your doctor immediately. Before your appointment, please call ahead and advise of your symptoms and any recent travel so that they can prepare for your visit.
Testing for COVID-19 involves collecting nasal or throat swabs, and sputum (mucus coughed up). These samples are then transferred to the nearest laboratory that is set up to test for COVID-19. After testing, you will be sent home to self-quarantine to wait for the results.
We will continue to offer telehealth appointments for patients where appropriate and re-introduce face to face appointments based on clinical need. We will be in touch to confirm your appointment one week before the available date.
If you are required to attend the clinic for your appointment, we ask that you:
We respect that you may like to have a support person with you for some consultations. Given the need to adhere to social distancing, you may bring one support person with you. If you have any additional questions about your appointment, please contact the outpatient clinic on 07 3163 3000.
Read the latest 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.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and if you’re sick your symptoms might include:
Contact your doctor right away if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Before your appointment, please call ahead and tell the staff what your symptoms are and your travel history or that you may have been in contact with a potential case.
Take the Queensland Government's Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) quiz here.
To protect yourself and others from infection it's important to practice good hand hygiene and always;