Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

The Mater Hospital is a teaching hospital based in Dublin's north inner city. It provides a range of frontline and specialist services on a regional and national level

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

The Mater Hospital has been a centre of excellence in medical teaching, and provides the best care to patients irrespective of their means. The hospital strives to be the safest in Ireland, delivering the highest quality care through patient-centred processes. Find their website here.


The Mater Hospital is home to:

  • The National Cardiac Unit
  • The National Heart and Lung Transplant Unit
  • The National Spinal Injuries Unit
  • The largest 24 hour ‘On-Call’ Accident and Emergency Service
  • The largest teaching hospital programme – associated with University College Dublin

Per year:

  • The Mater cares for a combined total of 420,000 patients from inpatient, day patient and outpatient admissions.
  • It sees almost 90,000 emergency department visits.


The Mater Hospital drives improvements in healthcare by investing in research and innovation. By connecting staff with academics and industry, it nurtures the skills, knowledge and ideas to develop  meaningful improvements in patient care.

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1852 – and officially opening its doors in 1861 – the Mater Hospital is at the heart of County Dublin, East Leinster and indeed the nation.

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