The Mater Foundation is delighted to announce that Ryan Andrews, best known as Fair City’s Sean Cassidy, is taking his support for the Mater Public Hospital to new extremes by participating in RTÉ One’s celebrity edition of Ultimate Hell Week.

The challenge, designed by the Special Forces and with a failure rate of above 90%, will see Ryan push himself to his absolute limits all in aid of the key support that the staff of the Mater Hospital provided to his Dad who spent many weeks in ICU being treated for Covid-19.

Tune into RTÉ One on Wednesdays at 9.35pm, and show your support for Ryan by texting RECRUIT18 to 50300 to donate €4 to the Mater Foundation.

The Mater Foundation is seeking a Director of Development to join our dynamic and collaborative team.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a forward thinking, energetic individual, and a hugely exciting time to join the Mater Foundation. Having just completed a comprehensive strategic review, the organisation now has a 5 year roadmap to harness their success and implement this ambitious strategy for greater impact to fund vital transformational research, medical equipment and redevelopment.

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Development will be part of the Senior Leadership team and will be responsible for managing the fundraising & communications team (currently a team of 5) and developing this team as required.

For more information, please click here.

The closing date for the application is Friday, 13th August at 5pm.

Help support the Mater Hospital and sign up for our 100 Miles in a Month challenge!

It’s an incredible opportunity to help you keep fit and healthy throughout the month of August, while raising money for the patients of the Mater Hospital.

You can find all the details on how to register and to get your free t-shirt here

If you are interesting in taking part with your workplace as part of a team, please click here

The Mater Foundation are delighted to have recently granted a combined €1.07 million in funding to support the equipping of the new Acute Medical Short Stay Unit, the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and the Respiratory Special Care unit on St Raphael’s Ward in the Mater Hospital.

The Hyper Acute Stroke Unit is a 6-bed unit will provide specialised acute care to stroke patients and others with neurological issues. The Acute Medical Short Stay Unit at Mater will transform the care patients receive, with reduced overcrowding, faster treatment times, and designated areas for older and more frail patients

All three of these areas will all play a major role in the months and years ahead as the staff at the Mater continue to provide world class care.

At the darkest time of the year, we are asking the public to light up the Mater Hospital with messages of hope, kindness and gratitude
for all those who can’t  be at home this Christmas. 

From December 1st – December 29th, you can add your own message of hope on – these will be projected 8 storeys high on the front wall of the Mater Hospital from December 11th.

The money raised from this campaign will support three key areas vital to patient care: an expansion of the Emergency Department which treats more than 80,000 people every year, enhanced care for stroke patients, and improvements to breast cancer care.

The Mater Foundation’s special edition newsletter has recently been shared with our supporters.

From funding vital medical equipment, to transforming cancer surgery, to supporting our frontline workers as they adopt and respond to Covid 19… we have had incredible support this year.

Please read about the amazing impact being made at The Mater Hospital here