In the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, Mater Hospitals offer compassionate service to the sick and needy, promote an holistic approach to health care in response to changing community needs and foster high standards in health-related education and research.

Following the example of Christ the Healer, we commit ourselves to offering these services to all without discrimination.

Changing frontiers into familiar ground

As a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, we are committed to a holistic approach to health care in response to changing community needs. To serve this mission we must also initiate and embody change. We strive to improve how we deliver patient care, how we keep knowledge and skills relevant, how we advance our understanding of illness and health and how we manage our resources. But why we do so never changes—for God and humanity.

We are not unique in providing compassionate service to the sick and needy. But since 1906, what has distinguished Mater Health Services is our spirited determination to fulfil this vocation regardless of the financial, political or social challenges of the times. In delivering the healing ministry of Jesus we not only respond to, but actively seek to support individuals and families disadvantaged by health or social circumstances. These are the people often forgotten and ignored by mainstream health providers—the projects considered too risky, too difficult, too costly.

Our endeavours in clinical medicine, patient services and research continue to transform frontiers into familiar ground. The concerted pursuit of innovation—to discover, improve, adopt, and adapt—makes participating in change at Mater Health Services exciting and fulfilling.

Innovation may be an advance in technique, technology, or system. For Mater patients and their families, such innovations mean improvements in their health, their sense of wellbeing and their quality of life.

An integrated mission program ensures our values and the Catholic Church's guidelines for ethical health care practice are reflected in all that we do. By staying true to this counsel and working in partnership with the community, we continue to effect and embrace change. We continue to inspire and be inspired by those we seek to help.




To ensure we continue our commitment to meet the health care needs of the community, Mater has developed business strategies which address the issues of financial, social and environmental sustainability.

This website has been developed in accord with these strategies, and is the accompaniment to a summary document printed on recycled paper.