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Just as we like to hear from you, we also want to share our big news with you—our Mater mums. On this page you'll find a collection of updates from around our hospitals including information on new services and research trials as well as stories from some of our Mater Little Miracles and, of course, our exceptional staff.

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Standardising ward rounds improves safety and communication outcomes

A research study undertaken by Mater Mothers’ Hospitals has found that standardising ward rounds in a maternity setting improves communication and safety outcomes.

Calling all the crafty folk!

The simple act of holding your baby whenever you want is something mums in Mater Mothers' Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) can’t always do. Soft fabric ‘Cuddle Hearts’, linking mum and baby, fill a gap when the two can’t be together.

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show

Come visit our team of healthcare professionals at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3 to 5 March 2017.

Auckland mum pioneers pathway to access in-utero surgery in Australia

An Auckland mum has safely returned home from Australia after becoming the first New Zealand woman to undergo in-utero spinal surgery for her unborn baby diagnosed with spina bifida.

Mater's baby of hope

For Claudine and David Fitzgibbon, Baby Harvey is their baby of hope, made possible by Dr Glenn Gardener, Dr Martin Wood and the team at Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane.

This is the family’s fourth baby. And their third baby diagnosed with spina bifida.

Top tips for keeping baby cool in hot weather

It's going to be an extremely hot weekend! Don't forget the tips from our expert Mater Mothers' midwives on keeping your baby safe and comfortable in the heat. 

Volunteers wanted for Midwifery Program

The Mater Mothers’ Antenatal clinic is looking for expectant mothers who are interested in having a student midwife accompany them on their pregnancy and birth journey.

Winners of the #MaterBack2School competition

Thank you for sharing your favourite #MaterBack2School photos in celebration of sending your Mater babies off to school, whether they were heading off on their first day of prep or their first day of high school. 

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