For over 150 years, the Mater Hospital has been recognised as a leader in advancing healthcare in Ireland. We understand that to deliver the very best to our patients, we must ensure that the hospital and it's staff are always moving forward - seeking out better ways of doing things.

Mater Transformation

Mater Transformation is a dedicated unit embedded within a hospital that works closely with frontline staff, empowering them to collectively makes sense of problems and co-design and deliver lasting, high impact solutions. Learn more about Mater Transformation.


Shaping the future of healthcare through research and innovation

The Mater Hospital, through its partnerships with UCD and others, has a strong track record of delivering high quality research that delivers real and meaningful impact to its patients and to healthcare generally. Since 1852 we have worked hand in hand with our partners in UCD to deliver the very best clinical research and innovation as well as in education and training. In fact, UCD has been ranked in the top 100 globally for pre-clinical, clinical and health sciences, in no small part due to its partnership with the Mater Hospital. 

The Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare

The Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare is located here in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. This new centre launched in November 2018 and will complement existing educational facilities within the Mater Hospital and UCD by providing a flexible, interdisciplinary educational space, located within a hospital environment. The fully refurbished centre will focus on supporting practical skills training, simulation training and team-based, interdisciplinary learning.

The Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare has the capacity to facilitate up to 400 users, over five teaching rooms.

For more information on booking space in the Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare please:

Email: or call 01 854 5181. 

An evolving campus

State of the art healthcare requires a state of the art campus. Read more about how the Mater Hospital campus continues to extend and evolve to meet the ever changing needs of our patients. 

Hospital projects