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Encyclopedia > Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (commonly known as Mater Hospital) is a major teaching hospital, based at Eccles Street, Phibsboro, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland. A Teaching hospital is a hospital which provides medical training. ... Phibsborough, (Baile Phib, Phibsboro), is a neighborhood of Dublin, Ireland. ... Traffic passing the Independent Bridge at Drumcondra The harbour at Howth The Northside is the area in Dublin City, Ireland bounded to the south by the River Liffey, to the east by Dublin Bay and to the north and west by the M50 motorway. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ...


The hospital stands next to the Children's Hospital, and has provided public hospital care to adult patients for more than 150 years. It was established by the Sisters of Mercy as a Catholic voluntary hospital within the health system of the Republic of Ireland. A public hospital is a hospital which is owned by a government and receives government funding. ... The Religious Order of the Sisters of Mercy (RSM) is an order of Catholic women founded by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland in 1831. ... System (from Latin systēma, in turn from Greek sustēma) is a set of entities, real or abstract, comprising a whole where each component interacts with or is related to at least one other component. ...


It is associated with the National University of Ireland, University College Dublin and provides national tertiary care in many branches of medicine. The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997. ... University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin - more commonly University College Dublin (UCD) - is Irelands largest university, with over 20,000 students. ... medicines, see medication and pharmacology. ... medicines, see medication and pharmacology. ...


The first endoscope was used in the Mater. The hospital is mentioned by Buck Mulligan in James Joyce's Ulysses Endoscopy means looking inside and refers to looking inside the human body for medical reasons. ... Malachi Buck Mulligan is a fictional character in James Joyces novel Ulysses. ... James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (Irish Séamus Seoighe; 2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... The name Ulysses can mean: The Roman equivalent of Odysseus A 1922 novel by James Joyce: Ulysses (novel) A 1967 movie based on the novel, Ulysses (movie) A solar probe: Ulysses (spacecraft) A poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson A anime television program produced by DiC Entertainment: Ulysses 31 An indie...


New Children's Hospital

The Irish Government has decided to locate a new €500 million children's hospital complex on the site of the Mater, a decision that is proving somewhat controversial given the congestion in Dublin at the location of the Mater and the fact that it is in the Taoiseach's constituency. Government strategy is to build a single national children's hospital that would build on the depth and expertise of the Mater's adult services and become internationally distinguished. The decision to locate on a single site was made after a report by consulting firm McKinsey and is supported by the medical profession and the public generally. The decision to locate this centre at the Mater site was taken following a task force evaluation by the Health Service Executive, which can be read on the HSE website. It cites speed of delivery of the project as the primary differentiating reason for selecting the Mater site over the other bids. The new hospital has an upper target of 590 beds and a lower target of 390 beds. The 2nd Dáil (the last elected parliament of the Irish people) delegated its governmental authority to the military authority in 1938, which continues to this day as the lawful Government of Ireland. ... McKinsey & Company is a privately owned management consulting firm. ... The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for the provision of healthcare in the Republic of Ireland. ...


The existing hospital facility is expected to be renovated and to include a new maternity unit.


The Sisters of Mercy are required to donate the site for this hospital to the State, unencumbered and without compensation. The order had understood that the new facility would be owned by the State and its management vested in a company independent of the nuns. The nuns, as landlords, would have expected representation on the board of the management company and to have been in a position to enforce a Roman Catholic ethos. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


See also

This is a list of hospitals in Ireland. ...

External links

  • Hospital Home Page

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