the Tribute FundAppeal at the Mater Foundation

The Mater Foundation was established in 1985 as the official fundraising body of The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. The Mater Foundation was established in 1985 as the official fundraising body of The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

Your hospital is a special place...

Everyday within the walls of this ordinary looking building there are amazing people doing extraordinary things, from surgeons to cleaners, delivering the best possible service and care to restore health to the thousands of people from all over the country who come through the doors of the Mater Hospital each year.

From the life saving surgery in our operating theatres to the care extended by our wonderful ward nurses your support will be helping us do what we do best - care for the people who really need us.

The Mater Hospital is the main charitable voluntary general hospital to serve Dublin's north inner city.

What Makes Our Hospital Special

  • Catchment area of approximately 170,000 people
  • It is a university teaching hospital
  • There are approximately 600 beds
  • 40,000 patients are treated for day cases annually
  • 48,000 Emergency Department patients are treated annually
  • Outpatient attendances exceed 220,000
  • Almost 14,500 operations are performed on an annual basis
  • 2,480 staff are employed at the Mater hospital

The Mater Hospital is extremely proud of its long history of medical expertise and is currently the national centre for many procedures including but not limited to Cardiothoracic surgery, Heart and Lung Transplantation and Spinal injuries.

The Heart transplant programme at the Mater hospital started in 1985 and 2005 saw the first lung transplant procedure for Veronica Doyle ever undertaken in the State. Since the programme commenced a total of 32 patients have had lung transplants.

The Mater Foundation works to raise funds to provide state of the art equipment, fund research and improve facilities all with the aim of enhancing the care of patients, their families and carers.

By setting up your Tribute Fund you will help us ensure the Mater Hospital continues to provide the best care possible throughout our wards, departments and theatres for many years to come.