Descripció del projecte
The Transplant Center is a common and joint space from which to coordinate and enhance excellence in the field of organ donation and transplantation at Vall d’Hebron. The prestige and potential that Vall d’Hebron has when it comes to transplants is proven, as it is the leader in transplants in Catalonia and the second biggest centre in Spain in organ and tissue donation and transplant.
The centre affects professionals, patients and citizens. For the first group, the centre promotes coordinated action and collaboration. The project centres around constant improvement of clinical practice and facilitates coordination, be it between different centres and departments or with different lines of research that are already researching and innovating in the field of donation and transplantation. It enables greater results orientation, while offering a space for teaching and research as instruments for continuous improvement and professional excellence. It was born with the desire to join forces to be recognised as an innovation centre and as a reference for all types of transplant, helping to solve patient problems and standing out for the quality of its services and excellence of its professionals.
A space from which to lead, integrate and optimise organ and tissue donation and transplant processes across the whole of Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus. It attempts to do so by maintaining the maximum guarantees of quality, safety and efficiency, with the aim of achieving a high level of health protection (donor/recipient) and an improvement in patient survival and quality of life of patients who need a transplant (in adults and paediatrics). At the same time, achieving this through integrated and multidisciplinary clinical practice orientated around the patient and their family.
The project also runs a space to talk about the situation, to raise awareness and normalise donations and transplants. Vall d’Hebron understands and assumes the responsibility for training professionals and patients, but above all informing citizens. Although the transplant figures in Catalonia are more than double the European average, one out of every seven cases of delay in organ donations is due to their being no match in the family. The commitment to explaining the work conducted in this field, informing society about the processes of donation and transplantation, helps to guarantee the sustainability of first-line programmes such as the Vall d'Hebron programme. In the field of professional training, transplant coordination has been a leader in training initiatives for many years, including patient education projects.
Thinking about patients, the integrating effect that the Transplant Center has for professionals is also reflected in the care that patients receive and their experience during donation and transplant processes.
Vall d’Hebron is the leading transplant centre in Catalonia. It is the second biggest in Spain for organ and tissue donation, and the leader for tissue donation in Catalonia. Vall d’Hebron is special in that it is among the few centres that provide adult and paediatric transplants. We have more than 40 years of experience under our belt: we are a national pioneer in liver and lung transplants; our lung transplant programme is unique in Catalonia and has the best results in Spain and Europe.
Institucions del campus involucrades
Maternity and Children's Hospital
Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital
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).