Quality and Safety

It is reassuring to know that as a patient, not only are you receiving best in class care when you attend any hospital for treatment but that it is provided in a safe and hygienic environment.

The Mater Private in Dublin was one of the first Joint Commission International accredited hospitals in Ireland and has been reaccredited by the commission every 3 years thereafter. Joint Commission accreditation is recognised internationally and in Ireland as a symbol of quality that reflects an organisation’s commitment to meeting evidenced based standard.

In June 2013 the World Health Organization ranked the Mater Private as the best hospital in Europe for hand hygiene. We enjoy one of the lowest rates of hospital acquired infection in Europe.

The Mater Private is committed to following the advice and recommendations of the International Patient Safety Goals and we have put many measures in place to ensure we provide safe care:

Goal 1: Identify Patients Correctly
Goal 2: Improve Effective Communication
Goal 3: Improve the Safety of High-alert Medications
Goal 4: Eliminate Wrong-site, Wrong-patient, Wrong-procedure Surgery
Goal 5: Reduce the Risk of Health Care Acquired Infections
Goal 6: Reduce the Risk of Patient Harm Resulting from Falls.

During your stay in hospital your wellbeing is our primary concern and we will do everything we can to help you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

In order to help our patients understand more what to expect from us whilst staying at the hospital and what you can do to help us ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible, we have developed a Patient Charter to answer any questions you may have.