Emergency Medicine

To empower health care providers to achieve a new standard of quality and safety in patient care through an ongoing commitment to education, research and innovation

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Mater University Hospital Emergency Department

The Mater University Hospital Emergency Department has an annual attendance of more than 83,000 patients each year. It is recognised as Ireland’s busiest adult department in with the most diverse, high acuity and challenging patient cohort in the country. It has the most well-developed and established educational training programme in emergency and critical care with daily consultant-led training in point of care ultrasound, simulation training, airway management and resuscitative procedures


The Mater Hospital is Ireland’s most advanced tertiary referral specialist centre and one of the largest university teaching hospitals in the country. It provides dedicated national services for spinal surgery, cardiothoracic surgery including heart and lung transplant and is home to Ireland’s most advanced intensive care unit


The consultant team at The Mater Hospital ED has considerable collective international experience and post-graduate qualifications in a wide range of sub-specialities including pre-hospital, trauma care, point of care ultrasound, sports medicine, geriatric emergency medicine as well as emergency medicine research


MaterEM is an educational website for medical & nursing staff training in emergency medicine. It is produced by emergency healthcare workers from the Mater Hospital Emergency Department