Mater physicians

available 24/7 for GPs or Mater VMOs

The Mater has an on-call roster of physicians who assist GPs or 
Mater VMOs with:

  • peri-operative evaluation
  • post-operative care
  • management of medical conditions.

Mater Physicians are available via the 
Mater switchboard on (02) 9900 7300.

Sub-specialty expertise  

Mater physicians also offer a comprehensive range of sub-specialty expertise including endocrinology, cardiology, rheumatology, rehabilitation, respiratory and renal medicine. At any time our physicians can assist with inpatient and patients referred directly from doctors' rooms.

Pre-operative medical review recommended for patients:

  • Aged over 70 years
  • Overnight stay expected to be longer than two nights
  • History of cardiac or neurological disease
  • Diabetes
  • Erratic or poorly controlled hypertension or asthma
  • Previous anaesthetic problems
  • Greater than four medications
  • Previous thromboembolic disease
  • Anticoagulant medication
  • Concern regarding surgical risk.