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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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10th August 2018

Summer Raffle Winners!

We're delighted to announce the winners of the Mater Foundation Summer Raffle 2018! We asked for your support to help improve cancer patient services in the Mater Hospital. As demands…
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News
2nd August 2018

How ‘The Great AK’ became a walking miracle after two cancer battles

Alan Kelly’s (‘the great AK’) story of survival from cancer is a remarkable one. Currently in remission from a four year battle with both prostate cancer and acute myeloid leukaemia,…
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30th July 2018

Raffle Draw Date Extended

Due to the large number of tickets returned for our summer raffle, the draw date has been extended to ensure that all tickets can be processed and entered into the…
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23rd May 2018

Spring Raffle Winner Announced

Thank you to all of the supporters who participated in the Mater Foundation’s volunteer stand Spring Raffle 2018. The tickets have been collected and we are happy to announce that…
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22nd May 2018

Lending a Helping Hand to the Mater Hospital’s Community Initiatives

We were delighted to welcome 40 PwC volunteers to the Hospital’s Elderly Day Care Centre and Post- Acute Services Centre on Friday, May 18th.  A busy and productive day, ten…
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Patient Stories
25th April 2018

Kathleen Treacy: A Brave Heart

"I was two years old when I had my first open heart surgery at the Mater. As a child, I imagined there was something very romantic about having a 'broken…
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News
20th March 2018

Stopping SADS and Saving Lives at the Family Heart Screening Clinic

Every week in Ireland, one young person under the age of 35 is tragically taken from their family by Sudden Arrythmic Death Syndrome or SADS. But doctors at the Family…
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Lyndsey with her son, Zak, in hospital
Patient Stories
11th March 2018

Lyndsey McGovern: Beating Bowel Cancer

"To say my post-marital glow was very short-lived is an understatement! A few days after my honeymoon, I started experiencing spasm pains in my stomach. They turned out to be…
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NewsPatient Stories
5th March 2018

Valentine’s Raffle Winner Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mater Foundation Valentine's Raffle 2018. Your generous support will provide funding for patient care, life-saving equipment and groundbreaking medical research. Congratulations are…
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Patient Stories
19th February 2018

David Crosby: Running Marathons with a Double Lung Transplant

"I lost 3 siblings to a rare disease in childhood so I grew up knowing to make the most of life. I traveled the world, married a beautiful woman and…
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Becky Jones Ball Cheque Presentation
NewsPatient Stories
4th February 2018

Becky’s Ball Funds BreatheSmart Programme

"Becky was a wonderful, caring person. She worked alongside her family and friends on multiple fundraisers for others like the Second Chance Ball. So when she passed away, it only…
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NewsPatient Stories
25th January 2018

New Family Room for Heart Patients – CTHDU Ward

"This is the 11th Family Room to open in the Mater Hospital in the last 6 years. It will be a place of comfort and solace to patients and their…
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NewsPatient Stories
23rd January 2018

Crohn’s, Colitis and Prize Winning Golf

“I was 19 and the doctors were afraid I was going to have a heart attack. That’s how high my blood pressure was at the time. So the doctors sent…
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Damien and his surgeon, Guillermo
NewsPatient Stories
21st January 2018

Damien Keogh: Overcoming a Viral Heart Disease

“I was in hospital for 10 months. I had a viral heart disease, then a stroke, then major surgery for a heart transplant. Pretty much every piece of Life saving…
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NewsPatient Stories
7th January 2018

Owen Trill – Full Recovery after a Heart Transplant

“While I was on the heart transplant list, my late mother came up and visited me a lot. On one of her visits, she brought up an article about a…
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NewsPatient Stories
3rd January 2018

Don’t Google Breast Cancer, Ask Your Doctor for the Facts

“One of the things I'd say to anybody, patient or family, is Don't Google Breast Cancer. There are a lot of trolls out there. And there's a lot of sensationalism…
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NewsPatient Stories
22nd December 2017

Leanne Hammond – Trouble With My Genes

“It was my first ever hospital visit. I was 18, always healthy. I'd never even been on antibiotics. But I found out I had a rare genetic condition called familial…
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News
21st December 2017

“Thinking of You this Christmas!” – Localise Volunteers Special Gift to Mater Patients and Staff

"We're thinking of you this Christmas!" That was the wonderful message from students with the Localise volunteer programme to everyone in the Mater Hospital over the festive season.  These wonderful…
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News
20th December 2017

Christmas Raffle 2017 – Winners Announced!

We'd like to say thank you to everyone who bought a Christmas Raffle Ticket at our stand in the Mater Hospital! Christmas is an incredibly busy time at the Mater…
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News
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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News
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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NewsPatient Stories
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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News
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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NewsSupporter Stories
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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News
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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News
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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News
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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