Dr Cormac Farrelly awarded top prize at Irish Clinical Innovation Awards 2019

We are delighted to congratulate Dr Cormac Farrelly, one of our Consultant Radiologists here at the Mater Hospital, who was awarded the top prize at this year’s Clinical Innovation Awards for his E-ROD concept. E-ROD is an endovascular re-entry occlusion device that can be used to purposefully occlude blood vessels. The E-ROD has some unique advantages, particularly in some procedures used to treat cancer patients.

As part of this top prize, Dr Cormac Farrelly will receive a €15,000 fund to investigate the commercial feasibility of his concept. Additionally, the Award includes a funded trip to Ohio in the USA to meet with experts from Cleveland Clinic Innovations. This trip provides a unique opportunity for Dr Farrelly to showcase the E-ROD concept and access feedback and mentorship from this world renowned medical device innovation group. 


Dr Farrelly wins Irish Clinical Innovation Award 2019

Air emergency transfer simulation at the Mater Hospital

On 17 October 2019 we were delighted to work with our colleagues in the Irish Air Corps to deliver a successful simulation of an air emergency transfer to our new helipad which is located next to our emergency department.

The simulation involved the air transfer of a simulated patient by helicopter to our hospital helipad, where the patient was met by members of our trauma team and brought straight into our emergency department to be seen by our doctors and nurses.

For footage of the simulation and an interview with both Dr Gerard O'Connor, one of our Consultants in Emergency Medicine and Lt. Col Philip Bonner from the Irish Air Corps, see the Irish Times video below.

Irish Times Video