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The Department will close to walk-in (self arrival) patients from 4am until 10pm on Sunday 17th February.The relocation process requires the Department to close to ambulances from 10am to 10pm on Sunday 17th February.Patients with minor injuries can attend the Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic in The Forge, Smithfield Market, Dublin 7.Opening at 8am and extending its closing time to 8pm on Sunday 17th February to facilitate the relocation.Normal opening hours Monday to Friday (8am – 6pm).On Sunday 17th February 2013 the Emergency Department of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital will relocate entirely from its current location to the new Whitty Building (Level 0).
Phone: 01 6579000 or www.mater.ie/patients/emergency-services/smithfield ,During this temporary closure period, patients that are seriously ill or injured should dial 999 or go directly to another Emergency Department.
On Sunday 17th February at 10pm the Mater’s new Emergency Department in the Whitty Building will open for patients.
Seriously ill patients sometimes have to be treated on the floor of the overcrowded emergency department at Dublin’s Mater Hospital, a consultant has revealed.
Mr John McInerney, consultant in emergency medicine at the Mater, told irishhealth.com that the Mater’s emergency department as well as a number of other EDs were currently under severe pressure.
“We can have up to eight patients at a time on ambulance trolleys in our ED while the ambulances that took them there wait outside for the trolleys to be returned so that they can go back into service.”
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About the Mater:
The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is the main charitable and voluntary general hospital serving Dublin’s north inner city. It celebrated its 150th birthday last year.It is a university teaching hospital providing acute and tertiary specialist services. The population of its local catchment area is approximately 185,000.The Mater hospital has approximately 600 beds (at full capacity) including day beds and approximately 2480 nursing staff.
Each year the Mater:
- · Admits approximately 16,500 patients, including 13,000 emergencies;
- · Sees approximately 40,000 patients for day cases;
- · Treats 47,500 in its Emergency Department;
- · Treats in excess of 220,000 outpatients (including dialysis).
The Mater hospital is the national centre for:
- · Cardiac surgery:
- · Heart and Lung Transplantation;
- · Extra Corporeal Life Support (ECLS);
- · Spinal injuries;
- · Pulmonary hypertension;
- · National Isolation Unit; and
- · Bone Anchored Hearing Aid.
Friday April 27th, 2012
Minister for Health announces phased opening of new Mater adult hospital
New hospital to radically improve quality of care for patients
Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly T.D, today (Friday April 27th) announced the first phase opening of the new €284 million Mater Campus Hospital Development which will radically improve the quality of service and care for patients of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (the Mater Hospital).
The landmark new public hospital will contain state-of-the art facilities including 12 new operating theatres, 120 one-bed en suite rooms, new emergency and out patients departments and a 444-space underground car park. It will be the greenest and most technologically driven hospital in Ireland upon its completion.
Currently the Mater hospital admits approximately 16,500 patients each year. In addition it treats in the region of 40,000 day patients, 47,500 Emergency Department cases and in excess of 220,000 outpatients annually.
The Irish Examiner had a good article about the refusal of planning permission for the proposed new Children’s Hospital on the site of the Mater should be welcomed and should allow some sense to prevail and for the officials at the Department of Health to rise to the challenge and for the first time in their careers, admit they were wrong about forcing through the Mater site and just accept the site is not suitable and move on. Continue reading