Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital
Comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment
The aim of the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital is to achieve the highest level of independence, functional capacity and quality of life for patients. To achieve this, the medical centre offers specialised surgical and rehabilitation care. In addition, our medical team is made up of specialists in orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, neurosurgery, anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine, as well as nursing teams and healthcare technicians specialised in caring for these patients.
In the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital complex processes such as spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, craniocephalic trauma or spina bifida are treated with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach. The work carried out in this field of knowledge puts the hospital at the top of spinal cord injury and trauma in Catalonia.
A specialised severe burns unit
The Vall d’Hebron Burns Unit has extensive experience in treating severe burns. It also supports the care of burns patients in other centres. The telemedicine project particularly stands out in this area, assessing and monitoring burns patients remotely. The Hospital’s daily work in the care and treatment of severe burns has made them a CSUR (Centres, Services and Units of Reference) in Spain and Andorra.
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neurorehabilitation sessions at the hospital
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major outpatient surgery units
Vall d’Hebron is a pioneering centre in caring for patients with rehabilitation needs. The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, now run by Dr. Ampar Cuxart, has become a point of reference, but at the beginning it was very different, as one of its first heads, Dr. Joan Plaja, recalls.
Vall d'Hebron University Hospital is a centre of reference in treating patients with trauma. One of the people who has managed to achieved this accolade is Dr. Antonio Navarro, former director of the Rehabilitation and Traumatology Hospital, who explains the evolution over the last few decades in this video.
The Citizen Care and Social Work Unit was born with the philosophy of actively collecting and responding to hospital patients’ suggestions and complaints. Vall d’Hebron was a pioneer in implementing this type of unit, promoted by then coordinator of the Citizen Care and Social Work Plan, Ana Bontempelli, and her successor, Marta Solé.
The work of nurses has in recent years been marked by computerisation. Although the essence of their job is the same, now they perform their work equipped with electronic tablets and computers. Montserrat Martínez, head of the hospital’s Knowledge and Evaluation Management Unit, analyses the changes.
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.
Ana Alcántara has witnessed a large part of Vall d’Hebron University Hospital’s history. She started work just one month before the Traumatology and Rehabilitation Hospital and the Maternity and Children’s Hospital were inaugurated and formed part of the centre’s first Communication Unit.
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).