A new era in paediatric care

Monday, 8 December 2008

On 8 December 2008, CEO of Mater Health Services Dr John O’Donnell and Queensland Health Minister, Mr Stephen Robertson signed an historic agreement to build a world class Queensland Children’s Hospital at South Brisbane.

Opening from 2011 to 2014, the Queensland Children’s Hospital will unite the services of the Mater Children’s Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital into a single campus, to provide the highest standard of paediatric care for the Queensland community.

Health Minister, Mr Stephen Robertson said the vision that Queensland Children’s Hospital will be a hospital not just for today, but one that meets the health care needs of Queensland children and young people into the future, has underpinned all decision-making and subsequent arrangements contained in it.

The agreement between Queensland Health and Mater Health Services is a formal memorandum of understanding that secures the new Queensland Children’s Hospital as a government-owned facility for up to 90 years. 

Thought for the Day

The united efforts and goodwill shown by staff from Queensland Health and Mater Health Services will ensure that the Queensland Children’s Hospital will be a world class centre for paediatrics in this state.

We want to create an environment in the new Queensland Children’s Hospital which is in harmony with the neighbouring Mater hospitals, one that supports families, patients and the staff who work there.

Mr Stephen Robertson,
Queensland Health Minister

The agreement is structured to ensure the best possible facility is built for the children of Queensland and highlights Mater’s commitment to working with the government to deliver the most advanced children’s tertiary health care service in the country.

Dr John O’Donnell,
Mater Health Services CEO

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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.

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