The theatre – named after the late Maurice Neligan, who carried out Ireland’s first heart transplant in 1985 – is the first such theatre in a public hospital in Ireland. Cardiac radiologist, vascular surgeons, and cardiac surgeons are now able to carry out different procedures on the same patient in a single room.
The theatre has large, extremely high-quality x-ray imaging equipment fixed inside and allows surgeons to carry out complex procedures using a combination of x-rays and surgery.
Thanks to our supporters, over €700,000 was raised for this state-of-the-art facility.
Many families spend long hours in the hospital with relatives who are dying or seriously ill. By creating family rooms, the Mater Hospital can offer a dedicated space with privacy and dignity during this difficult time.
They are also a space for family to meet with hospital staff away from busy corridors. The Mater Foundation has helped fund eight family rooms in the hospital, which are calm and comfortable and provide small but important facilities such as tea and coffee making for families.
The Mater Foundation also purchased four sleepover sofas to that cost €5,000 for the rooms so family members can stay overnight with their loved one.
Approximately 44,000 people across Ireland will be diagnosed with a neurological condition this year and that’s in addition to 700,000 people already diagnosed.
The Dublin Neurological Institute provides excellent patient care for those living with neurological conditions, such as stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.
The Mater Foundation supports the institute’s research initiatives into clinical, radiological and genetic aspects of movement disorders and in recent years, this has led to scientific discoveries that further treatment options for people living with Parkinson’s and motor neuron disease.