World-class clinical care, teaching and research

MQ Health is Australia's first fully integrated academic health sciences centre.

We combine excellence in clinical care with teaching and research to enhance patient outcomes and improve lives. Researchers also benefit from our unique model because they can see the immediate effects of their research on patients.

MQ Health is home to:

  • Macquarie University Hospital, Australia’s first university-owned teaching hospital
  • general practice, medical imaging, allied health and specialty clinics in a wide range of disciplines
  • seven clinical programs, including bone and joint, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory, critical care and anaesthetics, neurosciences, primary care, wellbeing and diagnostics and surgery and gastrointestinal

Mission, vision and values

Our mission

Putting the patient first, we deliver clinical care, learning and research focused on progress through evidence.

Our vision

To be a world-class university health sciences centre, integrating clinical care, learning and research to improve lives.

Our values

As a progressive healthcare system, we focus on six core values to provide high-quality care for patients through research and training:

  • caring
  • integrity
  • teamwork
  • ambition
  • innovation
  • engagement

Your care at MQ Health is underpinned by our principles of care

As a patient at MQ Health you can be confident that all staff bring their hearts to work and are striving to provide you with care characterised by the principles below.

MQ Health’s Consumer Advisory Committee was established in 2015 to allow MQ Health to effectively pursue and embed its patient-centred approach to the delivery of excellent clinical care, underpinned by learning and research.

Comprising up to 10 members of our community, the committee plays a pivotal role in supporting the MQ Health Executive to continuously improve on its patient-focused approach to healthcare through a genuine partnership with consumers.

The Committee is designed to make a meaningful contribution to appropriate facets of MQ Health’s planning and operations and to date has developed our Principles of Care and patient feedback surveys; been the driving force behind the establishment of our Volunteer Program and Community Event Series; and inputted into the development of a significant number of MQ Health policies and quality and safety initiatives from the consumer perspective.

To find our more about the Committee and how you can become involved with MQ Health, please visit our Volunteering page.


You are treated as an individual with your history and preferences taken into account.


You are supported and in control of your healthcare journey.


You are part of a respectful partnership experience with your attending healthcare professionals, family and carers.


You are understood by your healthcare professionals, including staff and students. They look, listen, and care before they act.

Informed choice

You are provided with information, options, risks, benefits and alternatives to make informed choices about your healthcare.


With your permission, your information is shared and communicated between all parties involved in your care.


You can access the care you need when you need it and it is coordinated and seamless.

Respecting and celebrating Indigenous culture

Macquarie University is committed to working towards reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider community.

Our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples