Stories tagged as Mothers'

Doors open at Refugee Maternity Clinic

On 13 November 2008, Mater Mothers’ Hospitals launched a new Refugee Maternity Clinic in response to a growing, unmet community need.

Education a priority at Mater

Since it was established a decade ago, the Mater Education Centre has been meeting the ongoing education, training and professional development needs of all Mater Health Services staff.

Exceptional delivery: the new Mothers’ Hospitals

The official opening of one of Mater’s most eagerly anticipated arrivals—the new Mater Mothers’ Hospitals was held on Friday 30 May 2008.

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.

Mater helping new mums

In the lead up to the opening of the new Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, more than 80 Brisbane mums eager to be a part of an innovative new program (known as the “Ward Nannies”) came for the program’s first information session at Mater Volunteer Services.

Mater Mothers' Research Centre

Following two years of planning and development, the Mater Mothers’ Research Centre (MMRC)—a centre dedicated to facilitating research projects at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals—was endorsed by the Mater Health Services Board in July 2008.

New beginnings

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.

New Director of Neonatology

The April 2008 retirement of Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ long-standing Director of Neonatology, Professor David Tudehope saw the appointment of renowned neonatologist Dr David Knight to the role.

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.

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