Mater Children's Hospital closure

Mater Children's Hospital closure

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital will open its doors to patients at 8am on Saturday, 29 November 2014 and will be the public hospital for children in Brisbane and Queensland’s tertiary referral hospital for serious childhood injury and illness.

The new hospital is a combination of Royal Children’s Hospital and Mater Children’s Hospital.  The transfer of patients from the Royal and Mater children’s hospitals to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital will take place on opening day (Saturday, 29 November 2014), beginning at 8am.

Patients from the Mater Children’s Hospital will transition via the buildings’ connecting pedestrian linkways.

Minimal disruption to local traffic is expected as a result of the patient move.

Please be aware that with the opening of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital at 8am on Saturday, 29 November 2014, Mater Children’s Hospital, including emergency services, will close.

To ensure your child gets the best possible care in an emergency, you should call 000 or go to your closest hospital that treats children.

If necessary, your child will then be treated and transported to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. 

Mater will continue to offer paediatric services for privately-insured patients through Mater Children’s Private Brisbane and will enhance services for young people through Queensland’s first dedicated adolescent and young adult health service.

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals will continue to grow and deliver the highest standards of maternity and neonatal care.


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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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