History by category: Neurosurgery

Mater’s clinical pursuits expand

In 1949, Mater was recognised as a teaching hospital for doctors and became a clinical school for The University of Queensland's new Faculty of Medicine.

Four years later in 1953, Queensland’s first Eye Bank for corneal transplants opened at Mater, and the following year, 1954, Queensland's first neurosurgical unit was established by Dr Geoff Toakley, who was recognised as a Queensland pioneer in his field. Dr Toakley worked at Mater for forty-four years as an honorary surgeon while maintaining a busy private practice.

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Mater Centre for Neurosciences opens

Mater’s proud neurosciences history began in 1954 with the formation of Queensland’s first neurosurgery department with Dr Peter Landy as physician and Dr Geoff Toakley as neurosurgeon.

Today, Mater’s commitment to neurosurgery is still evident through its adoption of state-of-the-art technology and clinical practices.

In June 2015, Mater opened the Mater Centre for Neurosciences. From one dedicated location Mater Centre for Neurosciences provides specialist care for stroke, epilepsy, neurosurgery, neurology and spinal surgery.

Tags: Neurosurgery