Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is a Model 4 teaching hospital based in Dublin's north inner city. The hospital was opened in 1861 by the Sisters of Mercy. In addition to the local services for our catchment area, the Mater Hospital provides a range of frontline and specialist services on a regional and national level.

Our vision is to build on excellence and enhance our role as an international leader in the provision of complex care and specialist services with a strong academic and translational research agenda, empowering our people to deliver excellence in care to our patients while shaping the medicine of tomorrow.

National Centre for Specialties and Super Specialties

- Heart surgery
- Heart and lung transplant  
- Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) service
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
- Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
- Spinal injuries
- Adult scoliosis
- Isolation unit
- Inherited metabolic disorders
- Rare diseases
- Forensic and postmortem imaging
- Bone anchored hearing aid
- Deep Brain Stimulation
- Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
- Brachial Plexus Service

Other specialties
include but are not limited to cardiology, ophthalmology, haematology / oncology, nephrology, urology, infectious diseases, psychiatry, ear nose and throat, rheumatology, diabetes and endocrinology, neurology and stroke care, a multidisciplinary breast care centre, respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, emergency and intensive care medicine, plastic surgery, general and colo-rectal surgery, orthopaedics, adult metabolic service, medicine for the elderly, pain and palliative care medicine, sole site for SIRTEX therapy in ROI, sole site for MMMDT in ROI, Vestibular Rehab, EVLP (Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion), Emphysema Lung Volume Reduction, Thoracoscopic clip.

Last Year at a Glance

In the last year we provided treatment to:

- 24,437 inpatients
- 66,387 day patients
- 239,815 outpatients
- 87,410 emergency department visits

Our Hospital Offers:

- 719 beds - 150 of these are inpatient beds in single en suite rooms
- 206 day beds
- 16 Operating Theatres (12 Main & 2 Minor Theatres & 2 Theatres awaiting funding)

A University Teaching Hospital - What Does This Mean?

Education, training and research have always been at the core of the Mater Hospital. We are committed to providing excellence in healthcare for all of our patients and in order to achieve this we recognise that we must support our current and future staff to learn, grow and innovate. Our strong academic partnerships allow us to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate education to hundreds of healthcare professionals including nurses, doctors, clinical therapists, radiographers and many more. We also work closely with academic institutions to deliver cutting-edge research that has a direct impact on patient care.

Read more about our education and training and research and innovation.

Contact Details

Address: Eccles Street, Dublin 7
Main switchboard:
01 803 2000
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General Visiting Hours

The Mater's visiting times can be viewed at:

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