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Because of you, the Mater Foundation is making sure the sickest patients in the Mater Hospital are receiving the best care possible

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8th December 2017

Warm Thank You to Every Giver at the AIB Charity Fair!

We'd like to say 'Thank You' to all givers at the AIB Charity Fair on Dec 1st for helping our hospital patients get well! AIB staff at the AIB Bank…
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6th December 2017

Company Giving for Christmas 2017

Christmas is a Time of Giving! We're delighted that B&Q Swords and Avoca are Giving to Support Patient Care at the Mater Hospital B&Q Swords Remembrance Tree for the Mater…
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3rd December 2017

My Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Journey of Ups and Downs

“The day I was told I couldn't play football again, my heart kind of sunk. My sport was my whole world. But then it got to the point I couldn't…
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1st December 2017

Grant for Our Lady’s Ward from the Hospital Saturday Fund

We would like to say 'Thank You' to the Hospital Saturday Fund for their generous grant to Our Lady's Ward in the Mater Hospital. This grant of €6,000 will go…
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21st November 2017

Saundra Matthews: Rockabilly Fundraiser!

When Saundra Matthews decided to hold a fundraiser for the Mater Hospital, she knew it had to be a rockabilly night with "Riley and the Moonrockers" Saundra knew she wanted…
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13th November 2017

Kodaline Charity Calendars for sale!

Kodaline have endorsed a charity calendar of photos of the band for 2018. They are now available to buy online at the links below! All proceeds from sales are being…
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NewsPatient Stories
31st August 2017

Aengus’ Story

“Aengus had a football accident. He was playing indoor soccer in Sligo when he banged his head on a wall and suffered what they call a C1 spinal injury. It’s…
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25th August 2017

Mater Foundation Supporters Help Improve Rheumatology Care

The Rheumatology Department in the Mater Hospital has unveiled four refurbished out-patient clinic rooms that will significantly improve patient comfort and access. The team – which treats complex rheumatological disorders…
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NewsPatient Stories
3rd August 2017

A New Heart, A New Life

“The night I went for the transplant, there were tears in everyone’s eyes up there. It wasn’t just me and my family, you know, they were all like that… all…
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28th July 2017

Summer Raffle Winners!

We're delighted to announce the winners of the Mater Foundation Summer Raffle 2017! We asked for your support to help improve cancer patient services in the Mater Hospital. As demands…
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NewsPatient Stories
27th July 2017

Walking Tall

“They said to go home, they said to wait and they would monitor the progress. There was basically nothing they could do for me. I had about three months to…
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7th June 2017

Women Walk, Jog and Run the Mini-Marathon for the Mater!

On June 5th, the VHI Women's Mini-Marathon took place in Dublin, and our Mater Foundation team of amazing women were amongst 40,000 others who walked, jogged and ran the 10 km…
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5th May 2017

Friends Come Together to Fight SADS

Rory Hegarty was just a month short of his 17th birthday when he passed away suddenly in his sleep in 2009. The cause was Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, more commonly…
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4th May 2017

Summer Raffle 2017

It is because of the amazing support of people just like you that so much has been achieved to improve cancer patient care at the Mater Hospital. When you give…
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3rd March 2017

Heart Screening Saved the Lives of both my Mother and Brother

When factory operative Michael Bowe consulted his GP about the flu-like symptoms he just couldn’t seem to shake, he was a bit surprised to be sent to hospital. And utterly…
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13th February 2017

Saving Families Just Like Mine

Finding out I had a hidden heart condition wasn’t easy. But finding out that this potential killer might also affect my four children was much more difficult. I also know…
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7th February 2017

From a Big Idea to a Lifesaving Difference

10 years fighting inherited cardiac conditions was only possible because of supporters like you.  The Family Heart Screening Clinic was set up to reduce the number of tragic deaths due…
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1st February 2017

2017 Mater Heart Appeal

February 1st 2017 marks 10 years of life-saving work at the Family Heart Screening Clinic which screens families of those who have been affected by or who have lost loved ones…
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6th January 2017

The Long Road to Recovery

"It was like watching Grey’s Anatomy where the doors swing open and the doctor comes out. I saw Dr Carton coming towards me with his head down and a nurse…
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5th December 2016

Dublin GAA Team Visit

On Friday 2 December, patients and staff at the Mater Hospital were treated to a visit by the All-Ireland GAA Football Champions Dublin, who came to the hospital with the…
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10th November 2016

Mater Foundation Christmas Cards!

The Mater Foundation has launched its 2017 selection of Christmas Cards, offering two sets of wonderful, festive designs - both modern and traditional - for you to send to friends…
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6th January 2017

Autumn Newsletter

Thanks to the Mater Foundation's amazing supporters, some very important projects focused on making patient care the best it can be were funded this year in the Mater Hospital -…
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12th October 2016

Improving Care for Breast Cancer Patients in the Mater

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and events and initiatives are taking place worldwide to draw attention to the disease and raise awareness of the importance of fundraising in the…
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26th October 2016

Autumn Newsletter

Thanks to the Mater Foundation's amazing supporters, some very important projects focused on making patient care the best it can be were funded this year in the Mater Hospital -…
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30th September 2016

Running With Heart: Taking on the Dublin Marathon for the Mater

“I turned 30 last year and on my birthday my friends and I started talking about bucket lists. I always wanted to train for a marathon and let it slip.…
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Supporter Stories
22nd September 2016

Mater hospital staff dance to €58,000 for neurological patient care

Last November, the amazing staff of the Mater Hospital came out to take part in and support Mater Does Strictly in the Helix, Dublin. Following the format of the ever-popular Strictly Come…
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Make A Difference
26th July 2016

The Difference You’re Making This Year

It’s just over half way through the year and for us at the Mater Foundation it is an important time to reflect upon everything our incredible supporters have made possible…
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Make A DifferencePatient Stories
5th December 2017

Liam Ryan: From Heart Transplant to Transplant Games

“They diagnosed that I needed a defibrillator, an internal defibrillator, that I had a serious heart condition. And the muscles around the heart were wasting. My whole life had changed…
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