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# mater - Friday 3 January, 2020

Dublin and Cork hospitals restrict visitors as they deal with high numbers of patients with flu

Children under 12 are not permitted to visit the hospital, it said today.

# mater - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

'Lives will be saved': Residents support use of helipad at Mater despite noise levels

Authorities have estimated that the use of the helipad could save up to nine lives per year.

# mater - Monday 23 January, 2017

Mater Hospital warns of very long waiting times as 90 patients in emergency department

The hospital is warning people to visit their GP before going to its emergency department.

# mater - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'They thought he might not make it': 24 hours in Ireland's hospitals

Didn’t catch RTÉ’s new documentary about the health service? Here’s what you missed.

# mater - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Study tracking the 20 people who attend the Mater emergency department most finds most are men, all are unemployed

This group of patients often have psychosocial, substance misuse and/or chronic illness issues.

# mater - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

One of Dublin city's main hospitals is telling emergency patients to stay away

The Mater Hospital says it’s experiencing “very high numbers”.

# mater - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

A Dublin hospital is offering nurses up to €6,000 to come home

The Mater Private says it’s part of an ongoing recruitment drive.

# mater - Monday 13 July, 2015

Irish children as young as 12 are using sunbeds

The Irish Cancer Society have described the news as “very worrying”.

# mater - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Care assistant accused of sexually assaulting hospital patient goes on trial

The woman, who cannot be identified, alleges that she was awoken by a rubbing sensation on her breast.

# mater - Thursday 4 June, 2015

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases

The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.

# mater - Monday 18 May, 2015

Teenager Ana Hick who died after night out described as 'beautiful, sweet young woman'

The only child died yesterday evening after being taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Gardaí have rowed back on their line regarding contaminated drugs in Dublin

18-year-old Ana Hick died after an incident at the Twisted Pepper nightclub in Dublin on Saturday night.

# mater - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Investigation as man falls to death from 5th floor window at Mater Hospital

A Garda spokesperson said the incident was being treated as a personal tragedy.

# mater - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Gardaí investigating after concert-goer is bottled at Luas stop

The man was taken to the Mater Hospital.

# mater - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Leo: Some hospitals do a great job with food... some Dublin ones, not so much

The Health Minister plans to meet with Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne over the issue.

# mater - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Patient being tested for Ebola in Belfast

The person had recently been in an Ebola-affected country.

# mater - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here's what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he 'wore a white coat'

The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.

# mater - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

87-year-old man dies after being knocked out of his wheelchair in hit and run

The 87-year-old man died three days after being hit by a white truck in Cabra.

# mater - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Two men stabbed in Dublin early this morning

The separate incidents took place in Blanchardstown and Dorset Street within fifteen minutes of each other.

# mater - Monday 18 August, 2014

45-year-old man dies after being stabbed in Dublin

The incident occurred at around 10.45pm last night.

# mater - Thursday 29 May, 2014

GSOC investigate fatal road crash after pursuit by gardaí

A woman died and two other passengers were injured in the incident.

# mater - Friday 7 March, 2014

Martin still in discussions with Mater's Mercy Sisters over abortion law

The Mater Hospital said last year that it will comply with the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

# mater - Monday 10 February, 2014

Final part of Mater's €284m redevelopment move underway

The hospital will soon be a fully world class experience for patients, the hospital’s CEO has said.

# mater - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Concern CRC pension payments creating 'costflow advantage' for Mater

Last week it was suggested the €660,000 paid by the CRC to the hospital for 180 of its staff, was going into a ‘phantom fund’.

# mater - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

'Absolute madness': CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer 'phantom pension fund'

The revelation was disclosed right at the end of lengthy hearings before the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee this afternoon.

# mater - Monday 11 November, 2013

Woman hospitalised after face slashed in O’Connell Street attack

It happened beside Clerys at around 8pm last night.

# mater - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Priest resigns from Mater Hospital board over decision to comply with abortion law

The hospital’s decision to say it will comply with the abortion act has led to Father Kevin Doran’s resignation.

# mater - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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# mater - Friday 9 August, 2013

Doctor's right to object to abortions is "not absolute" - Department of Health

There is no provision for individual hospitals to refuse to carry out abortions, the Department says.

# mater - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Old bones found at site of Mater redevelopment

The bones were discovered by construction workers earlier today.

# mater - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Man stabbed at Dublin shopping centre

The victim is being treated in hospital after the incident at Phibsboro Shopping Centre.

# mater - Monday 29 April, 2013

Nobel laureate opens Mater Hospital’s new state-of-the-art clinic

The new clinic offers more space and will be able to treat patients with cutting edge therapies.

# mater - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Elderly pedestrian seriously injured in Dublin crash

The 72-year-old man was struck by a car on the Clontarf Road at around 8 o’clock this morning. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

# mater - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Final vigil outside Mater Hospital as Emergency Department opens

The new emergency department at the hospital will open tomorrow.

# mater - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Mater A&E to close for 32 hours as it moves to new building

One of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country will close as it is moved to a new nearby location.

# mater - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Man killed in Dublin city centre crash

The pedestrian was struck by two cars on Parnell Square West during the night and died in the Mater Hospital.

# mater - Monday 15 October, 2012

Concerns over infection risk as Mater tells staff: 'Wash your own scrubs' Exclusive

Staff at the emergency department in the Mater Hospital have been told to buy and wash their own uniforms – a system which could pose risks of cross-contamination.

# mater - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Top performing hospitals, levels of absenteeism - HSE figures revealed

The latest HSE performance report evaluates hospitals’ discharge and admission rates, as well as response times and lengths of stay.

# mater - Monday 28 May, 2012

More details emerge on Coombe National Children's Hospital proposal

More details have been revealed about the proposed site for the National Children’s Hospital at the Coombe, which would be tri-located on a 20.5 acre site.

# mater - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Details of redesign for National Children's Hospital announced

The new plans suggest the hospital should be built on the Mater site but that the height of the complex should be reduced to six storeys to comply with requirements.

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