Neonatal Critical Care Unit

More than 2000 seriously ill and premature babies from across south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales require the specialist life-saving care provided at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit each year.

These babies—affectionately known as Mater Little Miracles—are cared for by our team of expert specialists, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals within one of Australia’s largest Neonatal Critical Care Units.

Comprising 79 cot spaces across intensive and special care nurseries, specialised medical and nursing care is provided within a welcoming environment, and parents are encouraged to establish and strengthen the bond with their baby by being as involved as possible in their baby’s care.

The Neonatal Critical Care Unit team prioritises individualised, family-centred care for each baby—tailoring care to provide the best possible outcomes based on the individual needs of each baby—and ensuring the provision of an environment which supports their continued growth and development.

Those families whose babies may be admitted to the Neonatal Critical Care Unit may wish to read more detailed information about the unit, including  what to expect while your baby is being cared for by our exceptional team.

Supporting our Mater Little Miracles

There are a number of ways in which you can support our Mater Little Miracles, and in doing so, help give Queensland’s smallest and most vulnerable patients the best possible start to life. 

You may wish to donate to Mater Foundation to help researchers continue projects designed to improve the care of sick and premature babies, participate in research projects (which will be discussed with you individually), participate in Mater Little Miracles events, or purchase Mater Little Miracles merchandise or Mater’s range of maternity and baby care products.

Your support helps us to continue to provide compassionate care to those who need it most.

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