Mater Private Hospital
The Mater Private Hospital is a private Catholic hospital company in Ireland. Founded in 1986, its Dublin site shares a campus on Eccles Street, Dublin 7, with its sister public hospital, the Mater Misercordiae Hospital. Its mission statement is "to continue the healing mission of Christ by providing the highest quality healthcare in an independent tertiary acute care facility, complementary to the services provided by the Mater Misericordiae Hospital".
The Mater Private group also owns the Mater Private Hospital Cork, two cancer treatment centres in Limerick and Liverpool, and out-patient clinics in Limerick, Drogheda, Mitchelstown, Mallow, Mullingar, Navan and Sligo.
The Mater Private Hospital in Dublin is 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.
The Dublin hospital provides a variety of services and procedures including: orthopaedic surgery, cardio-thoracic surgery, plastic surgery, general surgery, dermatology, dietetics, gynaecology, a sleep laboratory, oncology, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, rheumatology, cardiology, paediatric surgery, aviation medicine, ear, nose and throat surgery, ophthalmology, intensive care medicine and neurosurgery.
The company is 50% owned by London-based private equity firm CapVest. 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. In 2011 it was announced that the NTPF programme would be wound down.
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