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Sister’s million-dollar birthday present going to mothers with postnatal depression

BIRTHDAY presents are a yearly occurrence so it was an “amazing” surprise when Mercy Sister Angela Mary Doyle received a belated gift worth $1 million last week. The first and former administrator of Brisbane’s Mater Hospital for 21 years turned 95 in August and, to celebrate, her close friends and philanthropists Maha Sinnathamby and Bob Sharpless gave her a late ... Read More »

Mater nurse sends unused neonatal equipment to Timorese hospitals with high mortality rate

EAST Timor’s shocking lack of resources means many premature babies are dying shortly after birth, which has had heartbreaking consequences for the Timorese community. Mater’s Katherine Jackman discovered this for herself when she was invited to travel to Timor-Leste as part of the Timor Awakening program – an initiative from Brisbane based charity Veterans Care Association. East Timor was a ... Read More »

Mater seeking heart-felt gifts for the smallest of patients

MATER Mothers’ Hospital is on the lookout for crafty people with a heart for new-born babies. Anyone who can sew and would like to help mothers and babies in the early days of the little ones’ lives then the Mater would like to hear from you. The simple act of a mother holding her baby whenever she wants is something ... Read More »

Mater south-east, central and north Queensland merger stands for a healthier Queensland

MATER across South-East, Central and North Queensland has merged to form the state’s largest Catholic not-for-profit healthcare provider. The July 1 merger saw Mercy Health and Aged Care in Central Queensland, Mater Health Services in North Queensland, and Mater Misericordiae Limited in South East Queensland join forces under one mission to serve the community by providing compassionate care. Leaders of ... Read More »

Honoured for the spirit of caring, Mater nurses celebrate awards before International Nurses Day

BRISBANE Mater celebrated 2642 nurses for International Nurses Day on May 10, recognising their world-class care for patients, their families and community. Mater Health chief executive officer Sean Hubbard praised the contribution nurses at South Brisbane, Springfield and Redland made. “Nurses are respectful, patient and possess great problem-solving skills which they demonstrate every shift,” Mr Hubbard said. “Balancing technical expertise ... Read More »

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