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Living well in the bay—allied health support services for cancer patients

Mater at Home is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of Mater Cancer Care Centre Redland patients throughout their entire treatment journey, now offering dietetics and psychological support in the bay. 

From the Chief Digital Health Officer

Whilst navigating my first months as Mater’s Chief Digital Health Officer, it has been exciting to learn of all the areas with potential for us to create a more digitally-enabled healthcare model.

 

State-wide maternity network update

As part of our commitment to build Mater’s state-wide maternity network A/Prof Mike Beckmann and Maree Reynolds have successfully established bimonthly clinical quality meetings.

Transforming health through robotic technology across Queensland

Mater Private Hospital Townsville and Townsville University Hospital are now delivering robotic surgery for both public and private patients across North Queensland.

Supporting patients with defecatory dysfunction

“Functional anorectal disorders” comprise all conditions relating to disordered defecation – including faecal leakage, faecal incontinence, and obstructed defecation (difficulty in satisfactorily emptying the rectum). 

The disorders are very common (one study showed about 30% of people presenting to their GP had symptoms of a functional anorectal disorder), and there is a large crossover with irritable bowel syndrome.

‘Light and Bright’ project delivers a relocated and improved Coronary Care Unit for Mater Private Hospital Brisbane

As part of Mater Private Hospital Brisbane’s ‘Light and Bright’ project a purpose-built 10 bed Coronary Care Unit will be developed within Ward 8 South, transitioning from a medical ward to a custom-built cardiology, respiratory and vascular ward.

Mater invests in new private clinical equipment

As part of our focus to ensure that clinicians have access to up to date and leading equipment and facilities, a number of significant pieces are currently in the process of being purchased or installed across our South East Queensland private hospitals.

New computer rollout, improving the performance of Intelleviewer

Mater’s Digital Workplace team are deploying new computers to resolve performance issues, specifically with regards to Intelleviewer.  

Mater Rehabilitation Services initiative

Mater’s Rehabilitation Services at South Brisbane, Springfield and Redland recently underwent an in-depth external review which has resulted in a series of new initiatives being investigated and implemented.

Working together to reduce stillbirths across Australia with Safer Baby Bundle

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals have joined hands with the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence in reducing stillbirth rates in Australia by 20% over the next three years.

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