Mater Campus Hospital Development

MCO PROJECTS was delighted to announce the final handover of the new Whitty Building to the Mater Hospital in March 2014. The Mater Hospital Development was a €284 million redevelopment project, of which MCO were the project directors. It resulted in 55,000m2 of new acute hospital services including a new Emergency Department, Outpatients Department, GI unit, 12 new operating theatres, ICU and HDU, Radiology Department and 134 single en-suite bedrooms.

The project provides the Mater with significant additional capacity to service growing patient needs and reduce waiting times, as well as improving the physical environment and experience of using the hospital for everyone. 100% single rooms will help prevent the spread of infection and provide privacy, dignity and comfort for patients. The new building demonstrates the highest commitment to a quality healthcare environment, in terms of design and sustainability.

An ‘intelligent’ Information Technology infrastructure supports the most recent and future developments in patient care provision. A single converged IP network for voice, data, as well as applications for both a wired and wireless network supports a range of clinical and non-clinical devices. These include the nurse call systems, security system (access control, video surveillance, intercom and intruder alarm), the building management and the fire systems, along with all the current hospital medical applications.

Our MCO Lean Six Sigma framework encouraged hospital users to embrace and plan for the new technologies, departmental adjacencies, ensuite single beds, use of art / natural light / green spaces and the many other benefits provided by the new buildings through a change management programme. From 2012, MCO worked with Mater staff groups on Lean Six Sigma projects to achieve their green belt certificate as part of the Mater Lean Projects Programme.

We've captured the views of stakeholders and partners involved in bringing about the new building with you through a short film documenting the process of the redevelopment of the Mater, which you can watch here.

The new hospital building seeks to ensure that the best and most innovative environmental practices are used and acts as a tool to help reduce running costs, improve working and living environments.

In line with the growing emphasis internationally on the contribution of the arts to the physical and psychological environment of healthcare institutions, an Arts & Environment programme contributes to the wider design process of the new hospital; and a range of works were commissioned for the various spaces within the new buildings. This included the De Bruir / Sisk / Magahy collaboration of Concept

  • Mapping
  • Facilitation
  • Design Development
  • Procurement
  • Transition
  • Evaluation