Mater Hospital is Ireland’s most advanced tertiary referral specialist centre and one of the largest university teaching hospitals in the country. It provides dedicated national services for spinal surgery, cardiothoracic surgery including heart and lung transplant and is home to Ireland’s most advanced intensive care unit
The Mater Hospital ED has an annual attendance of more than 83,000 patients each year. It is recognised as the busiest adult ED in Ireland with the most diverse, high acuity and challenging patient cohort in the country. It has the most well-developed and established educational training programme in emergency and critical care with daily consultant-led training in point of care ultrasound, simulation training, airway management and resuscitative procedures. The consultant team at The Mater Hospital ED has considerable collective international experience and post-graduate qualifications in a wide range of sub-specialities including pre-hospital, trauma care, point of care ultrasound, sports medicine, geriatric emergency medicine as well as emergency medicine research. The Mater Hospital ED supports its own educational website (www.materem.org) and social media profile. The ED has strong international collaborations with the Alfred Hospital Emergency and Trauma Centre, in Melbourne, Australia as well as Yale School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA
A number of The Mater Hospital ED consultant staff are Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM) and have worked extensively at The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre and with the Alfred Trauma Service as well as University Hospital Geelong in Victoria.
The Mater Hospital houses the National Isolation Unit for Ireland and is the tertiary referral centre for COVID related medicine including referral for ECMO. We are the busiest COVID receiving hospital in Ireland and are actively involved in cutting-edge COVID-related research