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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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Mater volunteers are appreciated by patients and staff every day of the year – and this International Volunteers Day, we’re celebrating more than 10 000 hand and...

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04
Dec

More than 10 000 reasons to celebrate Mater volunteers

Mater mum Jackie Woods already had three children including 11 year old fraternal twins when she found out she was having another set of twins due in September this year &ndash...

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01
Dec

Double trouble in Queensland’s influenza season

Baby Hugo Robert was so eager to meet his parents Candy and James, that he arrived into this world eight weeks early. Dr Julie Beak from Paedicare and Mater mum Candy Fung...

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28
Nov

When things don't go according to plan

It is important to ensure that babies are well protected from the sun. Childhood sun exposure contributes significantly to the lifetime risk of skin cancer, and babies&rsquo...

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22
Nov

Sun protection and babies

Thanks to Linda Back for sharing her personal journey on World Prematurity Day, which is observed to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and...

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17
Nov

NCCU twins graduate high school on World Prematurity Day

More than 35,000 units of cord blood have been collected by Queensland Cord Blood Bank at the Mater and two other public cord blood banks in Australia, providing a lifeline for...

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14
Nov

Your baby's cord blood could save a life

As part of World Diabetes Day, an Australian Diabetes Society’s (ADS) research grant recipient discusses her work in diabetes and pregnancy and shares tips for women and...

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14
Nov

World Diabetes Day - Research uncovering link between gut health and pregnancy outcomes

Dr Glenn Gardener, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mater Mothers’ Hospital, has been recognised as a finalist for 2018 Queensland...

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03
Nov

Dr Gardener nominated for Queensland Australian of the Year

When Mater’s Manager Administration Services Loreto Lotz speaks about becoming a grandmother for the first time with four month old Hamish, she practically bounces in her...

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26
Oct

Loreto delights in first time grandparenting

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