Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital
Comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment
The aim of the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital is to achieve the highest level of independence, functional capacity and quality of life for patients. To achieve this, the medical centre offers specialised surgical and rehabilitation care. In addition, our medical team is made up of specialists in orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, neurosurgery, anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine, as well as nursing teams and healthcare technicians specialised in caring for these patients.
In the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital complex processes such as spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, craniocephalic trauma or spina bifida are treated with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach. The work carried out in this field of knowledge puts the hospital at the top of spinal cord injury and trauma in Catalonia.
A specialised severe burns unit
The Vall d’Hebron Burns Unit has extensive experience in treating severe burns. It also supports the care of burns patients in other centres. The telemedicine project particularly stands out in this area, assessing and monitoring burns patients remotely. The Hospital’s daily work in the care and treatment of severe burns has made them a CSUR (Centres, Services and Units of Reference) in Spain and Andorra.
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neurorehabilitation sessions at the hospital
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major outpatient surgery units
There are more than 3,000 nurses and nursing assistants at Hospital Vall d’Hebron. The work they do in the centre is vital and they are leaders both in nursing care and research. Getting to this point was a long process, as Mariona Creus, former nursing director, and Maria Àngels Barba, the current director, recall.
The winning proposal for the transformation of the Vall d’Hebron Campus is the project directed by Jordi Badia, Antoni Ubach and Miquel Espinet. The project presented by the architects includes a new research building for the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute, with an expandable area of 5,000 m2 and a budget of €15 million funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).
Vall d'Hebron University Hospital is a centre of reference in treating patients with trauma. One of the people who has managed to achieved this accolade is Dr. Antonio Navarro, former director of the Rehabilitation and Traumatology Hospital, who explains the evolution over the last few decades in this video.
The constant search for excellence is part of Hospital Vall d’Hebron’s nature. The biggest hospital in Catalonia and the leader in many fields, headed since February 2015 by Dr. Vicenç Martínez Ibáñez, who has a close personal and professional relationship with the Hospital. Dr. Martínez Ibáñez says that if Vall d’Hebron did not exist, it would need to be invented. The current director trained at the hospital, where he was one of the protagonists of an historic moment: the first paediatric liver transplant in Spain. Now, he is committed to continuing this legacy and, always putting the patient first, achieving excellence across all staff.
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital’s kitchen serves more than 1,000 meals a day, twice a day, not counting breakfast. A reality that José Parrilla and Carmina Esteban know all too well.From three kitchens to one and from coal to gas. That is how the hospital’s catering service has evolved. A place where the needs of each patient must be taken into account and where there is room for small, juicy anecdotes.