Celebrating 10 years of the new Mater Mothers’ Hospitals

Celebrating 10 years of the new Mater Mothers’ Hospitals

Today marks the 10 year anniversary since the new Mater Mothers’ Hospital was blessed and officially opened, with public and private services commencing care for women and babies, and their families, in the new hospital on 4 June 2008.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Tags: Aubigny, Mater Mothers' Hospital, Sisters of Mercy

110th anniversary of laying of foundation stone for Mater Private Hospital

110th anniversary of laying of foundation stone for Mater Private Hospital

Today marks 110 years since the foundation stone for Mater Private Hospital at South Brisbane was laid and blessed by Cardinal Patrick Francis Moran, Archbishop of Sydney, on 24 May 1908.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tags: Aubigny, Mater Private Hospital, Sisters of Mercy

Mater plays supporting role in new TV drama series

Mater plays supporting role in new TV drama series

Historical items borrowed from the Mater Archives and Heritage Centre appear on air in ABC TV’s new crime drama series Harrow.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Tags: Mater, Mater Archives and Heritage Centre, Mater Children’s Hospital

New state electorate honours Mater doctor

New state electorate honours Mater doctor

The state election on 25 November 2017 was the first state election since the Ashgrove electorate was renamed ‘Cooper’ in February 2017, in honour of Dr Lilian Cooper, who practised at Mater during the early 1900s.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Tags: Mater Private Hospital, Mater Public Hospital

Celebrating 25 years of Mater Volunteers

Celebrating 25 years of Mater Volunteers

The Mater Volunteers service was established March 1992. To commemorate their 25th anniversary, Mater Volunteers recently celebrated with a morning tea attended by volunteers representing each of the current 35 volunteer roles.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tags: Mater Volunteers

Happy 20th birthday Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Service!

Happy 20th birthday Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Service!

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Service is celebrating 20 years of providing cultural support, advocacy and healthcare information to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Tags: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service, Mission

Mater Private Hospital Springfield celebrates first anniversary

Mater Private Hospital Springfield celebrates first anniversary

On 28 October 2016, Mater Private Hospital Springfield proudly celebrated one year since the hospital admitted its first patient.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Tags: Mater Cancer Care Centre Springfield, Mater Private Hospital Springfield

Flashback: Mother Teresa visits Mater—by Professor David Tudehope

Flashback: Mother Teresa visits Mater—by Professor David Tudehope

On 15 October 1981, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was a special guest visitor to Mater. Her pastoral visit was a highlight of the Golden Jubilee for Mater Children’s Hospital.
 

Friday, 14 October 2016

Tags: Mater Children's Hospital, Mater Mothers' Hospital, Mission, Sisters of Mercy

Whitty Building takes part in Brisbane Open House

Whitty Building takes part in Brisbane Open House

On Sunday 9 October, Mater opened the doors of the Whitty Building to the public as part of the Brisbane Open House event to showcase the building, which has recently been refurbished as a unique education precinct for Mater Education and The University of Queensland’s medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health students.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Tags: Mater Hospital Brisbane, Whitty Building

Celebrating the Holy Year of Mercy

Celebrating the Holy Year of Mercy

On 15 August 2016, Mater celebrated the Holy Year of Mercy—a time of grace, peace and joy—with a special event on ‘Mater Hill’.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Tags: Mission, Sisters of Mercy, The Heart of Mater

Remembering the Spanish flu pandemic of 1919

Remembering the Spanish flu pandemic of 1919

As Brisbane residents enjoy this year’s Royal Queensland Show—the EKKA—we remember when Mater helped care for patients affected by the Spanish flu pandemic, which caused the cancellation of the EKKA in 1919.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Tags: Mater, Sisters of Mercy

Official opening of Whitty Building celebrates new era of learning

Official opening of Whitty Building celebrates new era of learning

The official Opening and Blessing of the newly refurbished Whitty Building was held on 20 April 2016, celebrating its transformation into a unique education precinct for Mater and The University of Queensland’s (UQ) medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health services students.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Tags: Mater, Mater Education, Mater Group, UQ

New era for the Whitty Building

New era for the Whitty Building

Mater’s heritage-listed Whitty Building has been transformed into a world-class health education precinct, following the completion of 12 months of construction works. 

Friday, 26 February 2016

Tags: Mater Hospital Brisbane

Remembering two milestones in Mater’s history

Remembering two milestones in Mater’s history

Fifty-five years ago today, on 2 February 1961, Mater Mothers’ Hospital admitted its first patients, and welcomed its first babies. Today we also remember the opening 105 years ago of Mater Public Hospital on 2 February 1911.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Tags: Mater Hospital Brisbane, Mater Mothers' Hospital

First Mater Private Hospital opened 110 years ago this week

First Mater Private Hospital opened 110 years ago this week

In this week 110 years ago, the first Mater Private Hospital opened its doors to the Brisbane community in a rented house named ‘Aubigny’ at North Quay.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Tags: Mater Hospital Brisbane, Mater Private Hospital, Sisters of Mercy

Mater Private Hospital Springfield officially opened

Mater Private Hospital Springfield officially opened

On 11 December 2015, Mater Private Hospital Springfield was officially opened by His Excellency, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, and blessed by the Most Reverend Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Tags: Mater Private Hospital Springfield

History of Mater Children’s Hospital honoured in new book

History of Mater Children’s Hospital honoured in new book

Launched on 3 December 2015, Caring and Compassionate: The Mater Children’s Hospital 1931 to 2014 by Helen Gregory is a new book about the rich history of Mater Children’s Hospital.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Tags: Mater Children’s Hospital, Sisters of Mercy

Mater Private Hospital Springfield welcomes first patient

Mater Private Hospital Springfield welcomes first patient

On Wednesday 28 October 2015, Mater's newest hospital, Mater Private Hospital Springfield, welcomed its first patient, launching a new chapter in Mater's history of meeting the healthcare needs of the community.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Tags: Mater Private Hospital Springfield

Mater farewells Dr John O’Donnell after 14 years

Mater farewells Dr John O’Donnell after 14 years

On Wednesday 29 July, more than 200 people gathered on ‘Mater Hill’ to officially farewell Dr John O’Donnell and acknowledge his contributions to Mater as Chief Executive Officer for the past 14 years.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Tags: Mission

Mater Convent closes after 89 years

Mater Convent closes after 89 years

On Friday 8 May 2015, more than 150 people gathered on ‘Mater Hill’ to officially acknowledge the closure of the Mater Convent as a residence for the Sisters of the Brisbane Mercy Congregation.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Tags: Convent, Mission, Sisters of Mercy

Six decades of mentoring honoured

Six decades of mentoring honoured

Sister Michaeleen Ahern recently became the fourth Sister of Mercy to have a Mater Research Medal named in her honour. 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Tags: Mater Research, Sisters of Mercy

Christmas at Mater—a look back over the years

During the years, Christmas has been celebrated a Mater in a number of ways.

From patriotically decorated wards in 1915, to the donations of toys as part of The Courier-Mail Toy Fund, here are some of our favourite photographs of ‘Christmas past’.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Mater Children's Hospital Farewell

Mater Children's Hospital Farewell

On Saturday 1 November 2014, more than 250 people gathered to farewell Mater Children’s Hospital, before Mater’s government-funded paediatric services transition to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital later this month.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Tags: Mater Children’s Hospital

Past reflected in new Mater building names

Two building names on Mater Hill will change at the end of November 2014, reflecting on Mater’s rich heritage and links with our founders, the Sisters of Mercy. The Mater Children’s Hospital building and Mater Corporate Services Building will be named after the Sisters of Mercy to commemorate the significance and vision of Mother Alban Salmon and Mother Damian Duncombe OBE. 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Tags: Mater Children’s Hospital, Sisters of Mercy

Reflecting on the history of Mater Children’s Hospital

After providing public healthcare services for more than 83 years, Mater’s government-funded paediatric services will transition to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in late 2014.

In the lead up to this transition, we look back at the establishment of Mater Children’s Hospital.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Tags: Mater Children’s Hospital, Mater Private Hospital, Mother Patrick Potter, Sisters of Mercy