Mater House offers accommodation for patients, families
APPRECIATING that being away from home can be a worrying time for hospital patients and their loved ones, the Mater Hospital Bundaberg has made the process that much easier though Mater House accommodation units. The units allow family and friends to help patients recuperate and recover when they are in hospital.
Mater House units offer a range of accommodation to patients and families and serve the accommodation needs of family and friends of patients in Bundaberg hospitals.
The units also accommodate patients discharged from hospital who need to remain close to follow up care as well as patients from out-of-town areas who are receiving treatment at hospital.
The units are designed to accommodate a range of users including families, couples and single and disability clients and the accommodation building has two levels, each level contains four single-bed units, one two bedroom unit and one three-bedroom unit providing a total of 18 beds for the community.
Each unit is partially self-contained with welcome addition of air-conditioning, a balcony and are well appointed and situated in a quiet corner of the hospital precinct.
Bookings for the units can be made at the Mater Hospital reception and there are even two family units proving three bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry and a kitchen.
Mater Misericordia Hospital executive officer Ivan Rasmussen said the Mater recognised that having these accommodation units close to the hospital could help to reduce stress by ensuring that family and friends of the patients are more easily able to provide the love and support which is so important to the healing and recovery process.
"The Mater is well known for its high level of professional service within a compassionate and caring environment,” Mr Rasmussen said.
"This facility is just another way that the Mater Hospital Bundaberg can continue to serve the community which it has been doing since opening in 1946,” he said.
The units have had good utilisation from patients and families, visitng medical officers and people referred from Bundaberg Health Services Foundation.