Opening Soon in Springfield: Innovative Mater Health Hub for the Whole Family

Mater Health Hub
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Mater has announced its plans to open an innovative Mater Health Hub in Springfield, designed to cater to the health and wellness needs of the whole family.

Scheduled for a July 2023 inauguration, Mater Health Hub, Springfield offers services like GP clinics, consulting rooms, a new Mater Pathology department, a chemist, a childcare centre, a cafe and a gym.  

The facility will run allied health services, including women’s healthcare, pediatric and child development care, group therapies, diet and nutrition programs, and corporate wellness services. Some services currently delivered at Brookwater Health Clinic will be incorporated into the health hub when it opens.

Dr Fiona Hinchliffe, Mater Executive Director of Residential Care and Community Services, said that this facility is a deviation from traditional hospitals but it will still provide families access to health care services that are otherwise out of reach or require them to travel to Ipswich, Brisbane or Gold Coast. 

The new building will also serve as the centre for Mater Education for the Diploma of Nursing program, as well as provide practical training for students gaining experience at the nearby Mater Private Hospital Springfield and Mater Hospital Springfield. Thus, providing more options for the young people of Springfield who are looking for the right career path. 

In line with this, Mater has also enlisted HealthCo Healthcare & Wellness as the anchor tenant of the Mater Health Hub for 10 years. More healthcare service initiatives will be developed as a result of this strategic partnership.