We recently attended the official opening of the Mater Hospital’s “Rock Wing” in an event led by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. The 9-storey building comprises 98 new beds, 16 of which are Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, giving it the capacity to cater for an additional 5,000 patients annually. The project came in on programme and below budget.
The development will also house the National Isolation Unit. The new wing, which was named after former Chairwomen of the hospital Sr Margherita Rock, consists of single-bed ensuite rooms.
We provided the Mechanical, Electrical and Sustainable Design on the project which was completed under emergency legislation enacted during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. Careful consideration was given to the coordination of new M&E services within a ‘live’ hospital campus. The complex fire safety system was designed to very specific client requirements in terms of interconnectivity to the main hospital building.
The Mater Rock Wing marks an exciting step towards a brighter future for Irish Healthcare. We are proud to have worked on the project alongside the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, the Mater project team and Estates & Facilities, the HSE, Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Moloney Millar, O’Reilly Hyland Tierney & Associates, and all other members of the design and construction teams.