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Mater Hospital Emergency Department relocation postponed

Management said it did not want to impose additional pressures on other hospitals.

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THE PLANNED RELOCATION of the Mater’s Emergency Department in Dublin from its current location to the new Whitty Building has been postponed until further notice.

The Emergency Department, one of the busiest in the country, was due to close for 32 hours. The planned closure was to allow for the full relocation of the Department from its current location to a nearby new state-of-the-art building which opened last year on the Mater complex on Eccles Street and the North Circular Road.

Management in the Mater hospital said it does not want to “impose additional pressures on other hospitals” so in full consultation with the Special Delivery Unit a decision to postpone was reached.

Consequently the Mater’s Emergency Department remains open for business as usual until further notice.

“We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused,” the hospital said.

Read: Mater A&E to close for 32 hours as it moves to new building>

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