Urgent Needs

We need to raise €3 million per year to improve the care for patients and their families.

What patients need now


Family Heart Screening

The clinic screens families for potentially life-threatening inherited heart conditions – such as Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) – and needs €300,000 per year to stay open


Cancer Care

Every day, around 45 people receive cancer treatment in the Mater Hospital. The foundation invests in new equipment, staff training, and medical research to support them

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Heart & Lung

The Mater Hospital is the only place in Ireland to carry out heart and lung transplants. Our supporters help patients by funding staff education and equipment that aids rehabilitation

What else is needed?


Patient care is at the centre of everything we do. We work closely with doctors and nurses to identify what the patients need most.

That could be wheelchairs. Or, medical research. Or, refurbishing family rooms so patients and their loved ones have somewhere private and quiet. 

Other areas you can help

We invest in the spinal injuries unit and end of life care, amongst many other hospital departments and wards. Take a moment to read how your donations have helped to change lives. 

Future needs

The Mater Hospital Foundation is being relied upon to raise more and more funds for vital projects in the hospital. 

Read about the hospital’s plans and how your support is essential to achieve them.

Research & Clinical Trials

We’re dedicated to providing adequate, and stable, funding for essential medical research at the Mater Hospital.


How change happens

Advancing Care for Every Patient, Every Day


Identifying needs

We work with the staff of the hospital to identify equipment that needs to be purchased, facilities in need of improvement and other important projects.



Our supporters organise everything from charity cycles to coffee mornings to fund crucial hospital projects. We also apply for grants and seek corporate support.


Improved patient care

The patients always come first. Whether that is exercise bikes that help them recuperate after operations, or a family room for a very ill patient’s family.

Patient Stories

We are privileged to meet some remarkable and inspiring patients that have spent time getting better in the Mater Hospital, and on many occasions, the treatment they received has saved their lives. Please take a moment to read their stories.


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