Mater Private Cork today announced the creation of 150 new jobs as it sets about growing its workforce from 100 to 250 over the next two years.
The vast majority of the new jobs are post-graduate posts and include doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.
The announcement comes as part of a E70 million investment that has been made in the 75 bed Mater Private Cork which is located at City Gate, Mahon.
Part of the Mater Private Healthcare Group, the Mater Private in Cork is Ireland's newest hospital. It provides a full range of services and already has a recognised expertise in Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology, Urology, General Surgery and Gastroenterology. It is covered by all private health insurers and all patients, irrespective of their cover, are treated in single en-suite rooms, which is a first for Ireland.
Speaking at the announcement An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who was present at the announcement, said: "This is a significant announcement for the people of Cork and the surrounding region. 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."
Anna Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Mater Private Cork added: "Since opening in 2013, our objective has been to become the leading private hospital in Munster. Our commitment today, to further increase our workforce by 150, is a further manifestation of this objective. At Mater Private Cork we have already invested very heavily to create Ireland's most modern hospital and to attract to Cork some of Ireland's leading consultants."