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Australian first for Mater Adult Hospital

In November Mater Adult Hospital installed an Australian first sterilisation system. This advanced sterilisation technology provides optimal efficiency and maximum instrument throughput.

Cutting edge research

In 2003 Mater established the Mater Research Support Centre (MRSC) to coordinate and support all research and researchers working at Mater Health Services in carrying out quality study efforts.

Dr John O’Donnell

Today was a reflective day. I was asked to reflect on the performance of Mater Health Services as an organisation in 2008. I jotted down some of the achievements and events as they came to mind and before I knew it the page was full.

Elderly patients gain a perspective on hospital

Mater Adult Hospital (MAH) is changing the experience of hospital for elderly patients with a new program that focuses on creating the most positive environment possible for ageing patients.

From little things, big things grow

Every year in September there is an important week in Mater’s calendar to celebrate the legacy of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy by acknowledging the organisation’s ongoing commitment to Mercy.

Mater Children’s Private Hospital celebrates 10 years

Celebrating its 10th birthday in true style, the Mater Children’s Private Hospital (MCPH), which treats more than 3000 patients each year, hosted two gala events on Monday, 10 March 2008.

OAM for Maureen

On Friday 4 April 2008, Mater Adult Hospital Breast Care Unit Clinical Nurse Consultant Maureen Gleeson was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her service to nursing and to women diagnosed with breast cancer.

One year working with Brisbane’s homeless

20 October 2008 marked Mater nurse Ros Butler’s first year in the challenging role of community clinical nurse at the Brisbane Homelessness Service Centre. In this time Ros has cared for more than 200 individual patients, whose medical conditions varied from scrapes and bruises to drug-related illnesses and cancer.

Prof John McAuliffe

For me, 2008 was another truly remarkable example of Mater Health Services living the values and continuing the important Mission of the Sisters of Mercy.

Refurbished Emergency Department opened

Wednesday 30 April saw Queensland Health Minister The Honourable Stephen Robertson MP officially opening the newly refurbished Mater Adult Hospital and Emergency Department.

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