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Pastoral Care services

Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane's Pastoral Care team offers holistic support for you and your family. Our pastoral care practitioners are experienced in responding to the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of patients, carers and their families.

Pastoral care practitioners are available to:

  • provide a friendly visit
  • hear your story
  • listen to your concerns
  • support you in times of grief and loss
  • support you emotionally and spiritually in times of crisis
  • reflect with you on life’s dilemmas
  • rejoice with you in time of joy and healing
  • to pray with you and for you at your request
  • contact other faith group representatives on your behalf
  • provide naming and/or baby blessing services.

Pastoral Care team values

Pastoral care practitioners, through working in close cooperation with other healthcare professionals, recognise the holistic needs of each individual. They primarily care for and are concerned with the human spirit, regardless of gender, race, culture, religion or status.

This care is offered with sensitivity to the needs and wishes of the patient and family.

Pastoral care mission

To promote healing by listening, responding to, and providing care for the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, their families, staff and others in the Mater community.

Exceptional care

Each pastoral care practitioner has a professional degree and is experienced in the role of holistic care. They are guided by the Mater Values of Mercy, Dignity, Care, Commitment and Quality. Essentially, all their services are upheld with the highest respect toward the rights of each person’s confidentiality.

Contact us

While in hospital, your midwife or nurse can contact the pastoral care team to arrange a visit for you or your family. Alternatively, a pastoral care practitioner will endeavour to visit you during your stay.

We can be contacted between 7.30am and 4 pm from Monday to Friday on 07 3163 6729. We are available on weekends between 9 am and 5 pm.

A priest or other faith group representative can be contacted via Mater’s switchboard outside of these hours.

Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-400007
Last modified 25/9/2019.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 11/6/2015
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