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Mater Hospital limiting activities to essential services from tonight over Covid-19 rise

The Mater Hospital in Dublin is limiting activities to essential services from this evening due to the impact of the “latest wave” of Covid-19.

Outpatient appointments and elective surgeries will be curtailed to essential services until further notice, the hospital confirmed.


The Mater has the highest number of Covid-19 patients of any acute hospital in the country, with 57 as of yesterday evening.

The Mater said in a statement: “The Mater regrets the impact that this will have on our patients but these new arrangements are necessary in order to deal with the impact of the latest wave of Covid-19″.

Patients with appointments that are being deferred will be contacted by phone.


The Mater Emergency Department is also extremely busy, with high numbers attending.

IMAGE – “Two nurses transporting a bed down a hospital corridor” is licensed under CC BY 4.0


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