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General Hospital

All medical specialities for adults

 

What makes us unique at Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus is our reputation. On the one hand, we are a reference centre in 25 CSUR accreditations (Centres, Departments and Units of Reference in the National Health System), guaranteeing access to quality, and safe and efficient healthcare for people with conditions that require highly specialised care. On the other hand, at a European level, we are part of ten European reference networks in rare diseases.

Assistència a l'Hospital General Vall d'Hebron

Presentation

The General Hospital works across all the medical specialisms and most of the surgical specialisms in adults. We are a level 3 hospital, which means that we specialise in severe, acute and critical patients and we handle clinical cases with the highest degree of severity and complexity.

We handle more than 1.2 million patients a year, many of whom also have the option to take part in clinical trials run by our research teams. This proximity between the labs and the hospitals gives us added value. The fluidity between research and care thus allows us to translate the knowledge from research and care into improving patient health.

Our fields of excellence are adult and paediatric organ and tissue transplants. We are pioneers in the creation of the role of transplant coordinator, who facilitates the transition and integration of paediatric patients to adults.

Another strong point of our care activity is our cancer care, which is based on clinical and basic research conducted on the hospital campus. We are the centre that handles most cancer cases in Catalonia, both in adults and children. We have highly specialised multidisciplinary teams and incorporate all preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects (including personalised therapy and the use of genome platforms).

The General Hospital also boasts the first haematology-specific day hospital in Spain. Opened in 2016, it is a 400-metres-squared space with advanced equipment that seeks to improve the quality of life of patients and save hospital admissions.

Located on the second floor of the General Hospital, the Stroke Unit incorporates pioneering equipment available to medical staff, such as a Doppler ultrasound unit, a cardiac echocardiography unit and a vascular neurosurgery room. In addition, it has non-invasive technology that assesses patient cerebral circulation and is controlled centrally.

Finally, it is worth mentioning the Cardiology Department, which runs the CSUR Unit for hereditary heart disease, so-called "family or congenital heart disease". Its advance heart surgery techniques, alongside translational research and multidisciplinary programmes, have given more positive results in this high prevalence disease: 250 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants.

Research gropus
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Dr. Josep Antoni
Ramos Quiroga
Lead Researcher
Psychiatry, Mental Health and Addictions
Psychiatrics
Lead Researcher
Psychiatrics
Dr. David
García-Dorado García
Person in charge/Manager/Director
Person in charge/Manager/Director
Cardiology
Dr. Ricard
Ferrer Roca
Head of Department
Intensive Care Medicine
Dr. Sergio
Bellmunt Montoya
Angiology, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery
Dr. Jaume Joan
Ferrer Sancho
Head of Department
Pneumology
Dr. Juan
Lorente Guerrero
Biomedical Research with Cancer Stem Cells
Head of Department
Ear, Nose and Throat
Dr. Xavier
Montalban Gairín
Head of Department
Clinical neuroimmunology
Dr. José
Álvarez Sabín
Head of Department
Neurology
Dr. Daniel
Seron Micas
Head of Department
Nephrology
Dr. Fernando
Azpiroz Vidaur
Gastrointestinal Physiology and Physiopathology
Head of Department
Digestive System
Sra. Mª Carme
Vallès Guerra
Nursing Supervisor
Transplants
Dra. Assumpta
Ricart Conesa
Medical Coordinator
Accident and Emergency Department
Sra. Julia
Salvador Lodosa
Nursing Supervisor
Internal Medicine
Dr. Josep
Gámez
Head of Section
Neurology
Lead Researcher
Peripheral Nervous System

Our figures

614,000

patients per year

907,000

outpatients activity

209,000

emergencies

32,000

surgical procedures per year

62,500

discharges

360

adult transplants

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