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Facility
Patient discharges
Patient days
Theatre patients
Inpatient beds
Mater Private Hospital Brisbane
31 385
98 356
10 769
281
Mater Private Hospital Redland
10 229
20 544
4365
60
Mater Mothers’ Hospital
16 900
42 710
4337
124
Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane
9067
31 762
2180
121
Mater Children’s Private Brisbane
4623
6300
3485
25
Mater Hospital Brisbane
29 951
68 954
9867
196
Mater Private Hospital Springfield
3678
6162
2358
74
Mater Centre for Neurosciences
2329
10 030
1657
63
Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane
1296
4310
N/A
24
Total
109 458
279 098
39 018
968
Emergency attendances
 
Mater Hospital Brisbane Emergency
39 796
Mater Private Emergency Care Centre
17 633
Total
57 429
Births
 
Mater Mothers’ Hospital
6257
Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane
4039
Mater Mothers’ Private Redland
386
Total
10 682
Outpatient clinical
 
Mater Mothers’ Hospital
110 118
Mater’ Private Hospital Springfield
2136
Mater Hospital Brisbane
166 238
Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane
4824
Total
283 316
Diagnostic services
 
Mater Mothers’ Hospital
197 003
Mater Adult Hospital
49 695
Total
246 698
 

One of the 10 682 babies Mater Mothers cared for was little Jack, who was born at just 28+1 weeks on 20 April 2016, weighing 1250 grams to mum Amy, who also works at Mater.

Here is Amy’s story:

It all started on a Monday as I was about to start my shift at Mater Private Hospital Brisbane. I had been feeling stomach cramps, but thought I would be fine.

When the cramps didn’t pass, my mum, who also works at Mater, came to take me to the Pregnancy Assessment and Observation Unit at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals. It turned out I was in early labour—and needed to keep this baby inside me as long as I possibly could—but was given all the possible medications to increase Jack’s chances of survival if I was to deliver that night.

Over the next two days I was transferred to and from the birthing suite four times as my contractions started to increase but then settled down. On Wednesday, Jack decided today was the day he was ready to meet the outside world.

After labour, Jack was taken to the Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU). You can’t prepare for seeing your baby for the first time in NCCU. You suddenly have so much love for this extremely tiny baby and to see the nurses looking after him when you can’t is heartbreaking.

Looking back to before Jack was born, I was at home making a joke to my husband about Mother’s Day coming up … saying I was expecting a present since I was an expectant mother!

Never in a million years would I have thought that on this Mother’s Day I would be sitting beside his isolette. Jack was the best Mother’s Day present I could ever receive.

Baby Jack was discharged from Mater Mothers on 16 June 2016, after 57 days in our Neonatal Critical Care Unit.

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