The Mater Hospital is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1906, the Mater Hospital Sydney is a world class facility operating over 216 hospital beds, employing more than 900 staff and drawing on the talents of many generous volunteers.
As a leading private hospital we are renowned for our care and compassion. We take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none.
Our core specialities include obstetrics; orthopaedics including hip and knee joint replacements, bone and sports injuries; heart, lung and vascular medicine; cancer care and surgery; ear, nose and throat surgery; urology; endocrine and general surgery, and neurosurgery.
Renowned for our maternity unit, we are also acknowledged as the largest joint replacement centre in the Southern Hemisphere and the only Australian member of the International Society of Orthopaedic Centres. The Mater conducted approximately 8,000 orthopaedic procedures in the past year - this experience puts us at the forefront of the development of sophisticated and improved techniques in surgery, patient care and rehabilitation.
In fostering a culture of excellence the Mater Hospital is a centre for education and research. Continually pushing the boundaries of healthcare and improving patient outcomes we conduct a wide range of research projects, particularly in the areas of cancer and orthopaedics.
Committed to the ongoing training and development of healthcare professionals, within a values based organisation, the Mater maintains close affiliations with the University of Sydney and the University of Notre Dame as well as several other tertiary institutions for medical, nursing and allied health education.