New beginnings

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

At 4.12 pm Jessica Simmonds was born at Mater Mothers’ Hospital, she was 15 weeks premature and weighed 382 grams. Her untimely arrival was a matter of necessity as Jessica’s mother, Karleen, was in danger of losing her own life suffering from the rare HELLP Syndrome, a severe complication of pre-eclampsia.

Filed under: Mothers', Video

Young respiratory patients benefit from new service

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

An initiative by the Mater Children’s Hospital, which began in January 2008, is proving effective in reducing hospital admissions for young patients suffering from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Bronchiectasis.

Filed under: Children's

Volunteer doctors honoured for tireless contribution

Thursday, 24 January 2008

The selfless contribution made by the volunteer doctors who staff the Queensland Integrated Refugee Community Health Clinic (QIRCH) gained the accolade of a Griffith Australia Day Award in January.

Filed under: Mission
    QIRCH volunteer doctorsJessica, 2 days old, fighting for her lifeJessica weighed a tiny 382 grams at birthJessica receiving neonatal intensive careJessica's first bathJessica with mother Karleen at the opening of the Mater Mothers' Hospital on 30 May

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