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The New Wing Transforms the Mater into of Australia's Most Prestigious Hospitals
The new North West Extensions was officially opened by Dame Marie Bashir on Monday 1st June 2015.
The new Extensions feature a dedicated Special Care Nursery with 16 individual patient rooms for premature and low birth-weight babies requiring special care and monitoring. The new Special Care Nursery is based on international, best practice design and equipped with the latest technology. In expressing his gratitude to donors for their vision and generosity, Friends of The Mater Foundation Chairman, and senior Obstetrician, Dr Keith Hartman, notes "The best features of leading facilities throughout the world were combined to produce the new Poche Van Norton Special Care Nursery. Funded by the Foundation, the new nursery will enable the provision of the highest level of care for babies delivered at the Mater."
In addition, there are 16 additional, orthopaedic and rehabilitation private rooms, as well as 2 new Operating Rooms, 10 additional, first stage Recovery Beds and 6 additional Intensive Care Unit beds. The new operating rooms feature the most sophisticated surgical robotics system in Australia, as well as a Cardiovascular Hybrid Theatre.
The Mater has long been internationally regarded for its excellent patient outcomes. The opening of the new extension means that we now have the physical infrastructure that is commensurate with the extraordinary care provided by our doctors and nurses. For many of our surgeons, they will immediately recognise the technological advances we have made with this development, in particular the new Da Vinci Xi surgical robot, the first of its kind in NSW, which will enable the Mater to undertake a range of new, advanced surgical procedures.