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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.


Statewide maternity network update

As part of our commitment to build Mater’s statewide 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.

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