Support The Mater Hospital

Your support advances care for every patient, every day.

But, there is much more to be done. Our goal is to provide the best in medical care to all those who need it – irrespective of their means. That is why your support is so important. You make a lifesaving difference.

Who we are

The Mater Hospital Foundation exists to inspire financial support for the Mater Public Hospital, so that it can continue to provide world-class patient care

What we do

We make sure the amazing generosity of our supporters gives every patient and every family who loves them, the very best of care in the Mater Hospital

Get involved

Become a supporter and start fundraising to make a real difference to patients from all over Ireland

Job Vacancy
27th April 2023

Grants Specialist Vacancy

Join our dynamic and dedicated team and become an important staff member who takes pride in making a life-changing difference in the lives of patients and their families who attend…
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Mater ICU Nursing initiative with Meaghers Pharmacy
20th April 2023

Intensive Care Nursing initiative in partnership with Meagher’s Pharmacy

Mater Hospital's ICU Nursing initiative in partnership with Meagher's Pharmacy ICU is often the most traumatic experience for patients. They can arrive at the Mater Hospital from all across the…
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Mater Foundation - Women's Mini Marathon
8th March 2023

Women’s Mini Marathon 2023 – Join our Team

Join our Women's Mini Marathon Team The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon returns on Bank Holiday Sunday, 4th of June. And it’s time to get your runners at the ready and…
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50 miles in April 2023
23rd February 2023

Transition Year Challenge – 50 Miles in April

Transition Year Challenge! Will you walk 50 Miles to save lives this April? The Mater Foundation are running a special challenge for Transition Year students and TY Coordinators in schools…
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Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon
15th February 2023

Mater Foundation partners with Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon

Will you join us on Inis Mór for the Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon this spring? We are delighted to announce that The Mater Foundation is the new charity partner…
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7th February 2023

Read your ‘Heart of the Mater’ newsletter!

Our latest ‘Heart of the Mater’ newsletter drops this week! Read about Elaine’s battle with an autoimmune condition that led to a life-saving lung transplant. Hear from patients, hospital staff…
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How you can make the difference

There are many ways to give and get involved


From regular giving, to a once-off donation, every cent counts

Organise an event

Get creative and organise an event in your community for the Mater Hospital


Your company can improve the lives of patients, while building workplace morale and engagement.

Take on a challenge

Running? Cycling? Hiking? There are countless ways to support us while having a wonderful time

The impact you’ve made

Thanks to you, life-saving care is given to patients every day in the Mater Hospital.

Over 8,000 patients are treated on the cancer day ward each year

Over 10,000 people have been screened for inherited cardiac conditions, such as sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) since 2007

Over 11,500 surgeries take place in the hospital each year

But, it isn’t just about numbers. There are real, brave people behind these statistics. Read their inspiring stories.

People you’ve helped

Improving care for patients of the Mater Hospital is at the heart of everything we do.

Thanks to our amazing supporters, life-saving care is given to patients every day in the Mater Hospital. On many occasions, we get to meet with those whose lives have been changed because of it, and it continues to inspire us to work even harder to ensure incredible care is delivered to all. Read some of these patient and supporter stories.

Take part in upcoming challenges

From fun runs to marathons, charity cycles to concerts – there are so many ways to support

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