The pain medicine service runs outpatient clinics where patients visit a
member of the pain medicine team. Patients also attend for pain
treatment and services run by other specialties such as Physiotherapy
Palliative care is specialised medical care for people with serious
illnesses. We focus on providing patients with relief from the
symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness – whatever the
The pathology laboratory provides local, regional and national
diagnostic services in all laboratory medicine disciplines. Laboratory
investigations are performed and the results of laboratory tests are
made available to patients through their clinicians or GPs.
The Pharmacy Department buys, stores and supplies all drugs and
medicines used within the hospital and provides information on them.
Our pharmacists also advise on the safe and effective use of these drugs
Physiotherapists are experts in human activity and movement.
Physiotherapy aims to restore movement and function when someone is
affected by an injury, illness or disability.
Plastic surgeons reconstruct and restore tissue in all parts of the body.
We specialise in cancer, trauma, breast and craniofacial patients. We
also manage skin cancers and hand problems.
Our podiatry team provides treatment for foot ulcers and for Charcot
neuropathy. We can also refer you to our orthotist for specialist
footwear and orthotics.
We provide a specialised service called post acute care where we
provide support to you and your family until you reach your full
potential and can be discharged.
The Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic reviews patients in advance of their
surgery. This is to make sure you are ready for your surgery.
There are four different psychiatry services linked to the Mater Hospital
We assess and treat people over the age of 65 who have developed
mental health problems for the first time
The Psychology Department has four staff members who are linked to
different teams across the hospital – cardiac rehabilitation, heart and
lung transplant, liaison psychiatry, liver centre and pain medicine.