Caring and Compassionate


Mater Children’s Hospital opened on July 6, 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression. Caring and Compassionate—a companion to Expressions of Mercy—was written to mark the closure of Mater Children’s Hospital in 2014. This book is a tribute to all Mater people including doctors, nurses, therapists and other staff who cared for tens of thousands of ‘Mater Children’.