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Mater Children's Private Brisbane

Back in 1998 when Mater Children’s Private Hospital first opened its doors, it was Australia’s first private hospital for children. Since that time, Mater has provided exceptional care for thousands of children and their families through a team of exceptional staff and outstanding doctors.

Today, Mater Children’s Private Brisbane continues to provide Queensland families with access to leading doctors, nurses and care providers. Our new look stand-alone facility provides paediatric healthcare services for children requiring specialist medical care and surgical intervention and is fully supported by

  • Inpatient Ward
  • Surgical Day Unit
  • Medical Day Unit including Club Foot Clinic
  • Sleep Unit - Queensland’s only private paediatric sleep unit
  • Dedicated paediatric theatres

Specialised surgical and medical care

Mater Children’s Private Brisbane provides a range of specialised services from the one convenient location.  It is the only private Queensland facility licensed to provide level 5 surgical and level 4 medical paediatric services under the Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) and is fully supported by a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and on call emergency support team from Queensland Children's Hospital (formerly Lady Cilento Childrens' Hospital). The committed team of healthcare professionals are specifically trained and experienced in providing quality, compassionate care for our paediatric patients aged 0 through to 16 years. Mater Children’s Private Brisbane provides access to Queensland’s leading paediatric specialists in:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • General surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Urology

Through dedicated services and facilities such as the Paediatric Endocrine Clinic, Sleep Unit and Neurology services, Mater Children's Private Brisbane staff are fully trained to perform sleep studies, endocrinology testing, medical infusions, deliver Entonox for pathology and perform overnight EEG monitoring.

Designed for children and families

Mater Children’s Private Brisbane provides a range of specialised services from the one convenient location.  The former Mater Children’s Hospital building has recently undergone a complete transformation including a name change to Salmon Building, in memory of Mother Alban Salmon.

The majority of the patient care rooms are large single rooms and all include an ensuite and a day bed for a parent or carer to stay overnight. Each room has a telephone, television, security safe and mini-fridge. We also provide sibling (double) rooms, with the ensuite facility adjacent to the room.

Being stuck in a bed all day can get very boring, which is why Mater Children’s Private Brisbane has dedicated indoor and outdoor play areas for children to enjoy. 

We understand that having a child in hospital is a stressful time for a parent. While providing compassionate care to the children is our number one priority, we care about parent and carer needs too.  Our parent’s lounge provides a space for a coffee, to read a magazine, or talk with one of our volunteers and other parents. 

How to refer to Mater Children's Private Brisbane

Access to Mater Chidlren's Private Brisbane is via a GP referral to one of Mater's exceptional private medical specialists.

Access to children's emergency services

Mater does not have a paediatric emergency department. For emergency cases, Queensland Children's Hospital is the major public hospital for children in Brisbane and Queensland's tertiary referral hospital for serious childhood injury and illness.  

Mater Children's Private Brisbane

Inpatient Ward, Level 7
Day Unit, Level 5
Sleep Unit, Level 4

Salmon Building
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane Qld 4101

Telephone: 07 3163 8111

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