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Help Mater revolutionise healthcare for your community

Community lies at the very heart of everything we do. For more than 100 years, supporters like you have enabled Mater in Queensland to identify, develop and grow health services and respond to community need even when no one else will.

You make it possible

Born on 28 May, Perry was a very sick baby and spent 40 days in the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care ward of Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU). 
His mum Belinda yearned to touch her newborn baby and thanks to supporters like you, she was able to hold Perry for the first time—an incredible gift of love you made possible. 
Your generous support enabled Mater to purchase Giraffe Warmers. These are a revolutionary piece of infant care technology which provides a nurturing, life-sustaining environment for premature and seriously ill babies.
Each year, many babies are born well before their due date. These babies are incredibly small and fragile and can fit into the palm of your hand.
Unfortunately, due to the many complications of premature birth, not all babies survive. But thanks to the exceptional care of Mater’s NCCU and improvements in technology and research, Perry did survive.

Your generous support will help more babies like Perry and give hope to parents like Belinda. Read Perry’s story below.