Descripció del projecte
Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus is responding to patient needs now. With energy efficient buildings and an environment that is favourable to recovery. This is known as a healing environment.
Factors such as good air conditioning and insulation of facilities, green spaces, adequate signage or the use of natural light are key to the design of a hospital. That is why Vall d’Hebron has launched initiatives such as the new Neurology Department, with spaces painted in pastel and relaxing colours, lights that are regulated according to patients’ visual needs and computer controlled air conditioning.
Other examples of humanisation at Vall d’Hebron are: using organic food waste from the hospital kitchen for biomass or installing thermal solar panels that will later be replaced by photovoltaic panels.
The trend is to: reduce noise, reduce atmospheric emissions, reduce waste and reduce energy consumption.
In short, humanising hospital care is about adapting to the needs of patients with buildings that welcome them and that react to their needs.
Institucions del campus involucrades
Children's Hospital and Woman's Hospital
Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital
Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Catalonia
At Vall d’Hebron we are committed to humanising care, placing children and their families at the core. We offer integrated care, treating the physical aspects of the illness alongside the psychological and social repercussions. This is why our younger patients have access to toys, play areas and a host of activities that promote wellbeing.
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 Neonatology Department’s Sibling Project is a workshop for the siblings of new-born babies admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in the Vall d’Hebron Maternity and Children's Hospital. Through simulated games and situations, the project prepares them to get used to seeing their younger siblings in a hospital medical setting.
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).