The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is one of Ireland’s largest, busiest and most distinguished acute academic teaching hospitals. It plays a vital role in the provision of adult acute care services serving Dublin's north inner city as well as delivering national specialist and tertiary referral for the country.
Founded as a charitable voluntary hospital in 1861 by Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, it is one of the country’s longest established hospitals. It has been one of Ireland’s foremost centres for medical, nursing and allied health professional training and has been a teaching partner to the University since its foundation.
The hospital forms part of the Mater Misericordiae & Children’s University Hospital group and is a founding member of Dublin Academic Medical Centre, Ireland’s first academic health system founded in 2006 in conjunction with St Vincent’s Healthcare Group and University College Dublin.