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Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

The Pillar Centre

Situated in the iconic 1861 building at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), the Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare offers a unique, state of the art, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary space for practical skills training, simulation and team based learning.

Launched in 2018, this unique Centre aspires to enhance the Education, Research and Innovation capability of MMUH as outlined in Doing what Matters the MMUH Strategic Plan 2018-2021.


The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH) is an active, acute level 4 teaching hospital with a significant historical legacy situated in the heart of Dublin city. The hospital was opened in 1861 by the Sisters of Mercy. In addition to the local services to its catchment area, MMUH provides a range of frontline and specialist services on a regional and national level. Education, training and research have always been at the core of MMUH with the hospital playing a key role in the delivery of a number of undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes. Strengthened by over 150 years of medical achievements and innovations in MMUH as well as educators with applied professional experience and specialised expertise, the Pillar Centre is the perfect location for Education, Research and Innovation.

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