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
Mater has long been a leader in integrating care. The Mater/UQ Centre for Integrated Care and Innovation was established at Mater in August 1994, was jointly funded by the Sisters of Mercy and Queensland Health. Since 2001, it has been supported by the Sisters of Mercy and external funding from project work and consultancy services, and is aligned with its sister unit the Centre for Health System Reform and Integration and Mater Research. In line with the Mater Group Strategy and Mater Health Clinical Service Plan, the Centre continues to respond to changing community needs, in partnership with key stakeholders, focusing on building systems to provide effective healthcare to individuals and communities.
Mater/UQ Centre for Integrated Care and Innovation actively work toward their vision to build quality in the delivery of integrated care by supporting Mater’s partnership with its community.
The Centre aims to provide direction and support for Mater Health to fulfil its mission of providing a holistic approach to healthcare in response to changing community needs. This includes developing corporate models that assist in building capacity to provide effective and efficient healthcare to individuals and communities.
Research into Governance for Integrated Care
MRI-UQ Centre for Health System Reform and Integration – Service Innovation
Making Integrated Healthcare Delivery Happen – a Framework for Success
Jackson, C., & Nicholson, C. (2008). Making Integrated Healthcare Delivery Happen - a Framework for Success. Asia Pacific J Health Manage, 3(2), 19-24.
Creating an integrated vision by co-locating health organisation – herding cats or a meeting of mind
Jackson CL, Nicholson C, Tweeddale M, Kardash C, Matthews P, O’Donnell J, de Jong I. 2007. ‘Creating an integrated vision by co-locating health organisation - herding cats or a meeting of mind’. Australian Health Review 31(2): 256-266.
MEHRS, Electronic patient record: achieving best practice in information transfer between hospital and community providers- an integration success story
Nicholson, C, Jackson, C, Tweeddale, M, Holliday, D. 2003. ‘Electronic patient record: achieving best practice in information transfer between hospital and community providers- an integration success story’. Quality in Primary Care 11(3):233-40BISEP.
BISEP, Online referral and OPD booking from the GP desktop
Nicholson C, Jackson C L, Wright B, Mainwaring P, Holliday D, Lankowski A, Kardash C. 2006. ‘Online referral and OPD booking from the GP desktop’. Australian Health Review 30(3): 397-404.
Training the primary care team – a successful interprofessional education initiative?
Jackson CL, Nicholson C, Davison B, McGuire T. 2006. ‘Training the primary care team - A successful interprofessional education initiative?’ Australian Family Physician 35(10): 753-832.
Frail Older Person Centred Care
The Older Person Centred Care Team (OPCCT) is an interdisciplinary specialist team that provides streamlined support to rapidly identify and case manage frail, older patients and their families/carers when they present to Mater Hospital Brisbane.
A Nurse-led Model of Care within an Emergency Department Reduces Representation Rates for Frail Aged Care Residents
Shrapnel S, Dent E, Nicholson C. (2019). A Nurse-led Model of Care within an Emergency Department Reduces Representation Rates for Frail Aged Care Residents. Aging Clin Exp Res, 1-4, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-018-1101-z.
Enhancing palliative care in rural Australia: the residential aged care setting
Mitchell G, Nicholson C, McDonald K, Bucetti A. 2011. Enhancing palliative care in rural Australia: the residential aged care setting. Aust J Prim Health 17: 95-101.
Contact the Mater/UQ Centre for Integrated Care and Innovation:
Level 2 Aubigny Place, Raymond Terrace, Mater Hill
South Brisbane QLD 4101