Vall D'Hebron Hospitals - University Hospital Barcelona, Spain
The Vall D’Hebron hospitals are associated with the local university and are part of the medical school teaching structure. The main University hospital is the largest hospital complex in the region. It is a very large hospital (over 1,000 beds) that offers care in almost all medical and surgical specialties, as well as clinical and medical support units, university teaching centres, research centres, laboratories and other facilities.
Geographically it is located at the foot of the Collserola, north of Barcelona and its area of influence includes the districts of Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris and St. Andrew, and the city of Moncada and Reixac with a population of 400,000 inhabitants.
The hospital has three distinct ares that subdivide the facility in terms of care provision: Area General, Department of Maternal and Orthopaedics and the Rehabilitation Department. There is also an Outpatient Surgery Unit located close by the main hospital campus.
The hospital has a stated mission to offer care that “places the patient at the centre of hospital activities, including teaching and research, and encourages participation in Catalan and national research.” This mission and ethos has enabled the hospital and its staff to acquire a prestigious national and international reputation as it works on various initiatives.