Newcastle Mater Handover
On November 9, the
The Mater beginnings were very much in the Mercy tradition of setting up a work and trusting in God for its continuance. The original sisters had no background in health but, through hard work and dedication, began the development of a facility that became known for the excellence of its care, specially in the area of obstetrics. Many Novocastrians proudly wore their t-shirts proclaiming they had been “˜born smarter at the Mater’.
Over recent years the services offered by the Mater have changed. It is now, among other things, a centre for the treatment of and research into cancer. It operates the Mercy Hospice and, in purpose-built villa units, provides accommodation for patients and their carers who live at a distance from
Though it was a sad parting for the Singleton Mercies they are confident that, with values that so closely resemble those of the Mater, LCM Health Care will keep the Mercy spirit alive as it introduces its own spirit of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary.
From: Sister Margaret Sinclair RSM (Local Communications Facilitator)