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Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Emergency Care

Urgències de Traumatologia, Rehabilitació i Cremats a Vall d'Hebron
The Emergency Department of the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital provides care in cases of emergencies involving damage to the musculoskeletal system, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Vall d'Hebron is a reference centre in Catalonia for various highly complex processes in acute traumatic burn victims and spinal cord injuries.


Vall d'Hebron handles the most priority 0 and 1 Code Polytrauma cases (the most serious cases) in Catalonia, and we are the only Centre for Specialised Trauma Care, with the highest possible category for patient care with polytrauma.

As a level three hospital, we offer all the departments and units necessary for 24-hour emergency and specialist care of patients with emergency trauma. This is known as Traumatology Intensive Care, which includes: conventional and interventional radiology and CAT (scans); care for acute bone marrow trauma; neurosurgery and thoracic, vascular, cardiac and maxillofacial surgery. General, orthopaedic and traumatology surgery, as well as surgery of the rachis (spine) and other highly specialised services.

The Hospital has a special department for exploration of patients in such cases, with the possibility of x-rays and an adjoining operating theatre. The centre also treats paediatric patients using the same systems, but at the Maternity and Children’s Hospital. We also have a top level care ward, with several separate bays, a polytrauma care ward, an observation ward, two operating theatres, as well as support from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Resuscitation Ward.

Our Unit is responsible for an intensive training programme in advanced trauma care for the professionals involved. All of our staff know how to proceed at all times, and have highly defined tasks to guarantee our ultimate goal: ensuring the survival of patients with polytrauma and their recovery.

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