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Enda announces 150 new jobs at Mater Private

The expansion will see the hospital’s workforce more than double.

Image: operating theatre via Shutterstock

Updated 11.16am

THE TAOISEACH HAS announced 150 jobs at the Mater Private in Cork.

It is part of a €70 million investment in the 75-bed hospital.

The jobs will see the workforce grow from 100 to 250 over the next two years.

Most of the jobs will go to post-graduates, including doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

The purpose-built hospital contains four operating theatres, a cardiac suit, and ‘Ireland’s most modern diagnostic imaging suite’.

The Taoiseach said: “Many of the new positions are highly skilled medical roles, which will be of interest to consultant and other healthcare professionals from the Munster region.”

Furthermore, this investment by Mater Private Cork will provide the people of Cork and the surrounding counties access to a wide range of innovative private medical services.

The hospital’s CEO, Anna Fitzgerald, said there had been significant investment in the hospital “to create Ireland’s most modern hospital and to attract to Cork some of Ireland’s leading consultants”.

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Enda Kenny is currently in Cork attending a Fine Gael think-in.

Originally published 9.24am

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