Mater Private Hospital

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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.[1]

The group was sold to Infravia Capital Partners for about €500 million in 2018.[citation needed]

Dublin site[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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. ^ "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. ^ Molloy, Thomas (30 May 2011). "Valeo to take over Jacob Fruitfield in €300m sales bid". Irish Independent.
  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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Coordinates: 53°21′28″N 6°15′52″W / 53.357856°N 6.264391°W / 53.357856; -6.264391