More than 65 years caring for people

At Vall d'Hebron Hospital, we have been providing healthcare for 60 years. Our history over this time has been marked by major events that have made us the hospital we are today. Here we will review the highlights, from modern times right back to the beginning.

2020

The WHO mentions the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital for the serious management of the coronavirus.

 

2019

Presentation of the new brand Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital.

2017

Presentation of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus Transformation Plan.

2016

Inauguration of the Surgical Block.

2015

60th anniversary of Vall d’Hebron University Hospital.

2015

Inauguration of the VHIO Laboratory. Cellex Building.

2014

First surgical treatment for spina bifida in Spain.

2013

New clinical laboratories, the result of joining together three laboratories: Manso, Bon Pastor and the laboratories of Vall d’Hebron University Hospital.

2012

Inauguration of the Multiple Sclerosis Center (Cemcat).

2012

Opening of the Cellex Theatre, a hybrid, state-of-the-art theatre funded by the Cellex Foundation that functions as an operating room and haemodynamic room.

2011

Successful separation of two siamese twins joined at the abdomen and liver.

2011

Inauguration of the new Paediatric ICU.

2010

First face transplant in Catalonia, and the third in Spain.

2010

Inauguration of the Collserola Building (VHIR), located on the upper part of the hospital campus
 

2006

Creation of the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO).

2004

Creation of the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).

2003

Inauguration of the Mediterrània Building of the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute.

1998

Creation of the Catalan Pharmacology Institute Foundation, an organisation associated with Vall d'Hebron Hospital and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

1994

First multiorgan liver and kidney transplant in Spain.

1992

Vall d'Hebron signs the first contract with the Catalan Health Service. This was a vital step towards more business-like management of the hospital.

1991

Creation of the Catalan Health Service.

1990

First lung transplant in Spain.

1988

The Maternity and Children's Hospital comes into operation, the result of the fusion of the former Maternity Hospital and the Children's Clinic.

1985

First paediatric liver transplant in Spain.

1983

Constitution of the Catalan Health Institute (ICS) as the organisation responsible for managing the Social Security healthcare centres and services in Catalonia.

1981

First paediatric kidney transplant in Spain.

1981

Catalonia is the first region to take on devolved health competencies.

1971

Incorporation of the Hospital as a teaching unit with the UAB.

1970

First paediatric haemodialysis in Spain.

1968

Creation of the first paediatric Intensive Care Unit in Spain.

1967

Inauguration of the Maternity Hospital and the Children's Clinic.

1967

Inauguration of the Traumatology and Rehabilitation Hospital.

1966

The Nursing School is launched. The Vall d’Hebron nursing school pioneered the very definition of the nursing school in Spain.

1966

The halls of residence are converted into the Healthcare Complex.

1960

Incorporation of the first surgical teams to handle surgical emergencies and the first intern doctors.

1955

Vall d'Hebron General Hospital is inaugurated.

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