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2018 Mater VMO Survey—now in your inbox

Mater is conducting a VMO e-survey to seek valuable insights about various aspects of our business and the ways in which we can better work together to ensure we continue to meet the needs of those we serve.

Mark your diaries for the 2018 Mater Doctors’ Alumni Dinner

Mater Doctors are invited to attend the Mater Doctors' Alumni Dinner to be held at Customs House on Friday 24 August.

New Mater Private online preadmission forms

Mater Private Hospitals Brisbane, Redland and Springfield now provide an online service for patients to complete their required preadmission forms via the Mater Patient Portal. 

Coming soon. GP Education Conference 2018....lights, camera, action!

Enjoy a weekend of education and Hollywood Glamour at the Mater GP Education 2018 conference.

Australian killer receives international focus

The world’s leading minds on ocular melanoma say more must be done to help the 50 per cent of patients who die from melanoma of the eye in Australia.

New appointment for Mater Cancer Care Centre

Mater has recently welcomed Dan Axelson to the organisation, in the role of Director of Business for the Cancer Care Stream.

Management of endometrial cancer with the Da Vinci Robot

Endometrial cancer is the commonest gynaecological malignancy with lifestyle issues resulting in an increasing incidence of the cancer.

Mater in Mind Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service

Mater Health’s consultation liaison psychiatry team, Mater in Mind, is able to assist in the assessment, management and referral of Mater patients who may have mental health conditions and require treatment while they are admitted to hospital.

Mater Pathology private inpatients out-of-pocket costs

Mater Pathology is no longer charging Mater private inpatients out-of-pocket costs for Pathology tests that are covered by the Medicare Benefits Schedule. 

Patient information—update to Federal Privacy Act

On 22 February, the Privacy Act was amended to require mandatory notification of data breaches to patients and the Regulator where the data breaches put the patient at risk of harm. 

Clinical Prioritisation Criteria go-live—updated Mater referral guidelines

Revised referral guidelines for publicly funded specialist outpatient services commenced implementation from 1 March 2018. 

New Cardiac CT service

Mater Medical Imaging is now providing a new cardiac CT service, as part of its outstanding Cardiac Imaging service.

Improvements to patient parking at Mater

As part of the Exceptional Every Time strategy, Mater is continuing to work on a range of initiatives aimed at improving the patient experience.  

Changes to over the counter codeine

On 1 February access to codeine changed—it can no longer be purchased over the counter and prescriptions will be required from a doctor.

CHaT: Mater’s new discharge summary system

Mater's new discharge system has been designed to provide our patients and GPs with the information they need to safely transition from hospital care.

New guidelines for referring

Commencing 1 March 2018 revised referral guidelines for public specialist outpatient services will be rolled out for Mater Hospital Brisbane.

Medicinal cannabinoids trial for symptom relief

A Queensland trial will evaluate the benefits of medicinal cannabis for symptom relief in cancer patients receiving palliative care.

Mater Private Hospital Redland year in review

Find out more about what happened at Mater Private Hospital Redland 2017 and what’s exciting new things we've got planned for 2018.

Improving care at the end of life

There is a perception that healthcare is very much about curing illness, repairing injuries and restoring function and many people, including clinicians struggle with conversations about care when cure or restoration of function is not possible, including care towards the end of life.

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