We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
At the Neonatology Department, we are committed to offering personal, individualised care focussed on the development of the baby and encouraging family participation as a key element in the process.
At the Neonatology Department, part of the Maternity and Children's Hospital at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, we are a reference centre for various techniques improving the lives of infants, such as: foetal therapy, ventilation needs and specific invasive respiratory assistance, surgical interventions and cardiac malformations. In addition, we use special blankets in the incubators that protect from noise and light, and we reduce the noise and level of lighting in the room. We aim to maximise the parents' participation in their baby’s care, in close collaboration with our nursing staff. We favour an open-door policy and promote skin-skin contact, or the kangaroo care method, for mothers and fathers, as well as breastfeeding.
Parents are welcome to enter the Neonatology Unit 24 hours a day to be with their child, and have a room available where meetings are also held so they can share experiences with other parents and staff from the Unit.
All this means we have been certified as a centre for NIDCAP training (Neonatal Individualised Development Care and Assessment Program), which promotes an active role for parents throughout the process, with support from staff from our Department.
We collaborate closely with the Obstetrics Department and other specialists and departments involved in providing care before and after discharge, in order to guarantee continuity of care. In this field, we can highlight three pioneering programmes at the national level: the Siblings Project, the "Almost like home" programme and the “Space to talk” programme.
We are structured into the following healthcare areas:
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