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Old April 5th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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DUBLIN: Mater Hospital Extension May/September Completion








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Bit late for a thread on this. A small enough project that encompasses an expansion of facilities in 9 floors and interesting for Metro North as it also has an underground station box U/C. Phase 1 will open in May and should provide much expanded facilities on the site. Phase 2 opens in September.


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In 1998 the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital appointed Scott Talon Walker to prepare a development plan to include retaining some of the existing buildings on site which include protected structures, provide a major expansion of the adult hospital to 770 beds and the provision on site for the proposed National Paediatric hospital.

Work has commenced on site with 5/9 storey extension to the Adult hospital which will be complete in 2012 and includes 12 state of the art operating theatres, ICU, HCU, Accident and Emergency, Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, Allied Health and Out Patients, Ward Accommodation. The project also includes Relocation of Energy Centre, and support services such as catering and waste management.

A new hospital concourse links Eccles Street to the North Circular Road and is punctuated by a number of winter garden spaces ultimately this link will connect into the proposed National Paediatric Hospital and have links to the Metro North Mater station.
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Mater's new wards and A&E are taking shape as builders press on


BUILDING work on a new emergency department at the Mater University Hospital campus is at an advanced stage.

It is among the state-of-the-art facilities being built as part of the Mater Campus Hospital Development project.

The new emergency department, approximately double the size of the current one, will open under phase two of the development project.

The new facilities to be provided under the development will include a new outpatients department, 12 new theatres, an intensive care unit and high dependency unit departments, a new radiology department, as well as a new 444-space basement car park on two levels.

In addition there will be 120 beds in the unit, all of which will be single rooms.

"Phase 1 in May 2012 includes the opening of the outpatients, catering and technical services departments. Phase 2 in September includes the opening of an emergency department, operating theatres, intensive care unit, radiology department and wards," said a hospital spokesman.

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Old April 5th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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A desperately-needed project, that's for sure!

The entrance to it looks great in those renders.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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The entrance looks excellent. Alot better then the usual utilitarian blandness seen at Healthcare facilities. I would like to see more renders of the main block though.....it looks a bit drab......but its low-rise....so An Taisce will love it
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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:24 AM   #4
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Mater take-off: adult patients at Dublin hospital to check in like airport passengers

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Sat, Apr 28, 2012


The €284 million Mater hospital development has a glass entrance, transparent lifts and open spaces. The idea is that outpatients can use its services with the ease of a modern airport.Photograph: Alan Betson

THE FIRST phase of the new €284 million Mater adult hospital in Dublin unveiled yesterday will involve visitors to outpatients checking in like passengers at the airport.

The hospital’s main entrance, on the North Circular Road, and its outpatients department were on display yesterday and will be open to the public in six weeks as part of the first phase of the development.

A new emergency department, underground car park, operating theatres, intensive care unit, radiology and 120 single ensuite rooms will be rolled out in the second phase, between July and December this year. And final works will be completed in May 2013.

The glass-fronted entrance, with its escalator, glass lifts and wide-open spaces, had more in common with a modern airport than with the 151-year-old hospital from which it has grown.

The escalator leads up to the first-floor level, the “hospital street” where patients can avail of the self-service outpatients check-in. This will allow patients signal their presence using a barcode system and then relax in the coffee bar while monitoring a TV screen to see if they are called.

Coin-operated wheelchairs, much like those used in supermarkets, will also be available for patients with reduced mobility.

Brian Conlan, chief executive of the Mater hospital, said if the self-check-in facility works for outpatients it will be extended to the emergency department.

“The airline industry has paved the way for a lot of this,” he said.

The light-filled outpatients department will accommodate the running of 13 clinics at any one time. And the hospital has been designed so that if the new children’s hospital goes ahead there, the floors will be connectable and each speciality will match.

A floor above outpatients, one of the 120 spacious single rooms, was on display complete with ensuite bathroom and pull-out couch for relatives. The self-contained rooms will also feature a person-to-person nurse-call system so that patients can make contact with individual nurses on duty instead of buzzing the nurses’ station. The rooms will “automatically cut the risk of transmission of infection”, assistant director of nursing Celine O’Carroll explained. It will also be ideal for cystic fibrosis patients.

On the same level, a meeting room with ceiling-to-floor window looks northward over the city and down onto a roof garden which will be available to patients. The building has also incorporated artworks as well as a series of courtyards that lend it a sense of calm and space.

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Old April 28th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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I remember reading about this in one of the newspapers before it got built. It was described as 'nine storey skyscraper to tower over city' lol!! Says a lot really
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I remember reading about this in one of the newspapers before it got built. It was described as 'nine storey skyscraper to tower over city' lol!! Says a lot really
Stuff like that is just depressing!.....the 9 storey "skyscraper" bit....not the hospital opening
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Exactly Big C! I don't think the new extension is any taller than the old one, but describing it as a skyscraper is just bonkers.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 09:09 PM   #8
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Exactly Big C! I don't think the new extension is any taller than the old one, but describing it as a skyscraper is just bonkers.
Journalists in Ireland are lazy hyperbole lovers
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Journalists in Ireland are lazy hyperbole lovers
Hey I am a journalist.




Only joking
I am not funny sorry
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 06:04 PM   #10
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Hey I am a journalist.




Only joking
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Haha....I was actually afraid somebody would be a journalist. It would be like the time I tore strips of the Planning Profession over on Archiseek....where everybody is a planner it seems
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RTÉ have reported that there's been a revised proposal made for the children's hospital today. As expected, the height has been watered-down with the module on top removed. 6 storeys have been removed which should reduce the height from 74m to roughly 45m which should please the anti-height brigade.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0503/mat...-hospital.html

Woops! I just saw that there's a thread already created about the Children's Hospital, can Mods move this please?

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Old May 6th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #12
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Yes there is already a thread about it Dvblvnia but dont worry about it. It should be posted on the other thread anyway.
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Final part of Mater’s €284m redevelopment move underway

The hospital will soon be a fully world class experience for patients, the hospital’s CEO has said.



THE MATER HOSPITAL is in the final stages of its big move, which sees its services being brought from a 19th century building to world-class facilities.

The move is part of a €284 million development of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (the Mater Hospital) and the relocation will take place over two weeks, with elective surgery scheduled to take place in the new building from Monday 24 February 2014.

The development began back in 2000, and has involved the rebuilding of parts of Mater. Now, almost 14 years later, some parts of the hospital have already moved with just a few to finish moving over.

The final phase will see the theatres, intensive care and high dependency units; national centre for cardiothoracic surgery / heart and lung transplantation and national spinal injuries unit going to their new digs.

The brand new hospital will have 12 new operating theatres, 120 one-bed en suite rooms, new emergency and outpatients departments, a modern radiology department and a 444-space underground car park.

World class

According to Mary Day CEO of the Mater Hospital, the final move of departments to the Mater Whitty Wing “creates a perfect environment for the delivery of world class care to our patients”.

“This significant milestone in the long and illustrious history of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and Sisters of Mercy’s dedication to serving the community, will ensure the hospital continues to enhance it national reputation for high quality care.”


Major trauma centre

As a major trauma centre, the Mater’s new facilities will see new intensive care and high dependency units near 12 new operating theatres, combined with ease of access to a radiology department and the national spinal injuries unit.

According to the hospital, “the theatres are designed to ensure that the patients’ experience is as comfortable, reassuring and safe as possible”.

The new intensive care unit will have 18 cubicles, as will the new high dependency unit, which is an increase of seven beds overall.

Each patient will have their own space. Meanwhile, patients at the national centre for cardiothoracic surgery will have brighter and more comfortable facilities.

Visitors are asked not to visit the hospital between Monday 17 February and Friday 21 February “unless absolutely necessary” as there will be a lot of activity in public areas.

During this time, the Mater’s critically ill patients will be relocated to the modern facilities in the new building.

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Press release: Mater Departments Relocate To World Class Facilities
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