Mater Health Services North Queensland
Mater Health Services North Queensland Ltd provides private hospital and medical services to Townsville and the North Queensland region.
History of the ministry
The Sisters of Mercy established the first Mater Misericordiae hospital in Townsville in 1945. A cardiac unit was added in 1993. Until that time, no such unit was available in the north of the state.
In 2008, Mater Misericordiae Hospital Townsville Limited changed its name to Mater Health Services North Queensland Limited. In the same year, the Mater Women's and Children's Hospital was set up as a separate facility, becoming the first regional facility dedicated to women's and children's health.
The Townsville Mercy Congregation transferred canonical governance of the ministry to Mercy Partners in 2011.