Mater Private Hospital

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Mater Private Hospital
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Mater Private Hospital in Dublin
Mater Private Hospital is located in Central Dublin
Mater Private Hospital
Shown in Dublin
LocationDublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°21′28″N 6°15′52″W / 53.357856°N 6.264391°W / 53.357856; -6.264391Coordinates: 53°21′28″N 6°15′52″W / 53.357856°N 6.264391°W / 53.357856; -6.264391
Hospital typePrivate hospital

The Mater Private Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Príobháideach an Mater) is a Catholic private hospital business. Its main hospital is located just to the east of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to the main hospital in Dublin, the business has a hospital in Cork, cancer treatment centres in Limerick and Liverpool and various out-patient clinics.[1]


The Mater Private Hospital in Dublin was built on the site of No 7 Eccles Street, the home of the main character (Leopold Bloom) in James Joyce's Ulysses. In Joyce's youth, No 7 Eccles Street was the actual home of his contemporary, JF Byrne.[2] Its founders included Sister Gemma Byrne who became the first chief executive after the Dublin hospital's opening in May 1986.[3] The Mater Private Group was sold to Infravia Capital Partners for about €500 million in 2018.[1]


Patients may be self-paying, covered by private health insurance, or funded under the state's National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF). In 2010, the hospital received €23 million in NTPF funds, the largest payment to any single institution.[4] In 2011 it was announced that the NTPF programme would be wound down.[5]


In 2002, the Dublin hospital received Joint Commission accreditation.[6]


  1. ^ a b "French company Infravia to buy Mater Private". Irish Times. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ Byrne, J.F. (1953). Silent Years – an autobiography with memoirs of James Joyce and our Ireland. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Young. p. 89.
  3. ^ "Medical visionary and a found of Mater Private Hospital". Irish Times. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  4. ^ Gartland, Fiona (4 June 2011). "Private hospitals warn of job cuts if EUR 78m fund ceases". The Irish Times.
  5. ^ O'Regan, Eilish (1 June 2011). "Minister pulls plug on patient treatment fund for new unit". Irish Independent.
  6. ^ "Joint Commission International (JCI) Accredited Organizations". Joint Commission International. Retrieved 2011-06-23.

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