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The generosity of Denis and Eileen McEniery (pictured below) and their family will ensure Queensland stroke patients have access to the best possible care and rehabilitation services at Mater.
In recognition of care provided to Denis, Eileen and their family over four generations, the family gifted $1 million to Mater.
The donation has funded the Mater Stroke Unit project—a seven bed in-patient high care facility within the Mater Centre for Neurosciences— launched in June 2015.
A specialised Stroke Coordinator and rehabilitation services will form part of the new service and extensive links with Stroke Foundation Queensland and the National Stroke Foundation will facilitate the optimal assessment, management and rehabilitation of stroke patients.
The McEniery family-funded Mater Stroke Unit will provide care to more than 6000 public and private patients over the next decade.
“Our family involvement with Mater spans decades, and always Mater has provided outstanding care," Christine Doilibi said.
“Our decision for the Denis and Eileen McEniery Fund to support and establish the Stroke Unit located within the Mater Centre for Neurosciences was based on our family experience of stroke.
"By supporting best medical practices in conjunction with ongoing research and education, we hope that the impact of stroke on the individual and families is ameliorated.
“We would encourage others to consider a gift to Mater Neurosciences, a gift which we see as benefiting all in our community."