Media queries

Colette Denham is the public relations and media liaison contact/facilitator for the Mater Hospital.

Tel: (01) 803 4756

Patient confidentiality

We place great emphasis on the need for the strictest levels of patient confidentiality. We won't release any information about a patient unless we are given express permission from that patient or their next of kin.

Requests for interviews and statements

Requests for interviews with staff or patients must be made through Colette Denham – her contact details are above. We will only facilitate contact with patients who are currently under our care.

Filming and photography permission

If you want to film or take photos of one of our services or sites, you must get permission first. This is to protect the privacy of our patients, service users and staff. Please contact Colette Denham and she will be happy to advise you.

Major incidents

Should a local, regional or national major incident occur, the hospital has contingency plans that include arrangements for the media. A press centre will be established and the media will be notified about it when they arrive at the hospital. This centre will be set up for press conferences, and you will be given regular updates on the situation and opportunities for interviews (when appropriate).

Freedom of information requests

For instructions on obtaining freedom of information (FOI) requests, please see our FOI page here.