Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland Limited
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Mater Misericordiae Hospital Bundaberg

The Mater Hospital Bundaberg has been caring for the health and well being of local residents since 1946. Since that time it has become renowned for its exceptional level of care, and its determination to remain at the forefront of medical technology.

The 54 bed facility incorporates state-of-the-art technology with specialist nursing staff which ensures that each patient receives, modern, personalised health care. The Mater Bundaberg provides the following services:

  • Anaesthetics
  • Diabetics Education
  • Day Oncology
  • Day Surgery
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infection Control
  • Medical Haematologist/Oncologist
  • Lymphodema Clinic
  • Wound Clinic
  • Urology
  • Laparoscopic
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery
  • Orthopaedic
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative Care
  • Pastoral Care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rheumatology
  • Visiting Haematologist/Oncologist
  • Sleep Studies
  • Rehabilitation

The Mater Bundaberg is an acute care hospital with both day surgery and overnight patient accommodation. While still assured of the highest level of health care, the patients stay in hospital is made as brief as possible, allowing them to return to the comfort of their own home.

The Pastoral Care staff at the Mater provide spiritual and emotional support and care, while also attending to the specific social needs of each patient and their family. The hospital chapel is always open to anyone who needs a quiet place to pray or reflect.

The Mater Hospital Bundaberg is a fully accredited facility which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and the Core Standards for Safety and Quality in Healthcare.

To view our ISO Certificate of Registration - Click here

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SAI Global - Mercy Health

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"The Mater Hospital Bundaberg is a proud member of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia, Authorised Provider of Endorsed Courses.

This membership ensures the nursing staff at the Mater Hospital Bundaberg, maintain the highest possible standard of professional excellence in continuing professional development that the local Bundaberg community has come to expect".

Mater Misericordiae Hospital Bundaberg
313 Bourbong St, BUNDABERG Q 4670
PO Box 715

Telephone: (07) 4153 9539
Facsimile: (07) 4153 1063

Ivan Rasmussen - Executive Officer
Tony Roberts - Director of Nursing

Visiting Hours

General Wards
10:00am - 8:00pm

Sleep Studies

Mercy Health and Aged Care | Genesis Sleep Care

Patients with debilitating health issues such as sleep apnoea, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome will be among those who benefit from the new Sleep Studies Centre at The Mater Misericordiae Hospital Bundaberg. The overnight sleep laboratory, a joint venture between the hospital and Genesis SleepCare, is located within a newly refurbished area of the hospital.

We are delighted to welcome this important service for the hospital and the local community. Sleep studies in a formal hospital setting ensure patients receive the highest quality sleep study available with expert technical attendance throughout the night. Sleep studies are reported and patients may be seen in consultation with a Genesis Respiratory and Sleep Specialist (Dr. Charl Liebenberg) or with their GP (as directed by the referring doctor).

For referrals or further information please contact us on:
Freecall 1800 155 225 or visit

Dr Charl Liebenberg

Mercy Health and Aged Care | Dr Charl Liebenberg

Dr. Charl Liebenberg was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1966 and grew up in Northern Namibia.

He studied medicine at the University of Stellenbosch, in a little university town close to Cape Town and qualified as a Chest Physician in 1997. Charl spent a few years in a tertiary ICU, before entering private practice in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town (Durbanville) as a Chest and HIV physician.

Together with his family he relocated to Bundaberg in 2007. Since November 2010 he has run a solo practice at the Bundaberg Mater Hospital as a General, Respiratory and Sleep Physician. In February 2013 he recommenced Sleep and Respiratory Services from his rooms at the Mater Hospital following the completion of a Fellowship in Sleep Medicine.

Rehabilitation Unit

Mater Bundaberg offers a 5 bed inpatient rehabilitation unit and gymnasium.Inpatient rehabilitation programs include:

  • Lower Limb Orthopaedics
  • Upper Limb Orthopaedics
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Pre/Re -conditioning

Dr Kathryn Pugh, Rehabilitation Consultant oversees the Rehabilitation Unit service. Patient care is administered in consultation with Dr Janath De Silva, General Physician. This shared care arrangement is essential to provide optimal health care to patients.

The Rehabilitation service staff includes nursing staff (CN, RN, EEN and AINs), Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Allied Health Assistants.

Dietetics, Speech Pathology, Orthotics/Prosthetics, Podiatry and Psychology consultations are available as required based on the patientís condition.

Mater Bundabergís Rehabilitation Unit is the only private rehabilitation service available between Rockhampton and Brisbane.


  • All referred patients are assessed for program suitability by the Rehabilitation Consultant.
  • Patients who are admitted as inpatients will be identified as being most likely to benefit from intensive multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation. Admission to the program is dependent upon the patientsí readiness and capacity to work towards functional goals.
  • Patients must have private health insurance as Mater Bundaberg is a private hospital.
  • Click here for Rehabilitation Unit referral form