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.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is responsible for 75% of bronchiolitis cases diagnosed during the epidemic period, from October to April. The main symptoms are respiratory difficulty and the existence of audible wheezing. Although it is a highly contagious virus, there are a series of highly effective preventive measures.
Acute bronchiolitis is a respiratory tract infection common in infants under two. This infection, caused by RSV, manifests itself in mild or moderate catarrhal symptoms, although if it is not treated, it may progress and cause serious bronchiolitis or pneumonia.
The symptoms of acute bronchiolitis may vary depending on the patient’s age:
This virus may be transmitted in two ways:
The preventive measures to avoid transmission of the virus are:
Admission to hospital is more likely in infants belonging to high risk groups:
In the above cases, administering prophylaxis with palivizumab is recommended, as it is proven to reduce hospital admissions for RSV.
Aortic pathology and Marfan syndrome
Obstetrics Ultrasound Unit
Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit
Paediatric Intensive Care
Plastic Surgery and Burns
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Prenatal Diagnosis Unit
Social Obstetrics Unit
Strokes and Cerebral Haemodynamics
Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplants
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics
Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
Intensive care medicine
Corneal and Ocular Surface Section
Diabetes and Pregnancy Unit
Perinatal Mental Health Unit
Paediatric Digestive Surgery and Transplants
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inherited Heart Disease
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutritional Support and Paediatric Hepatic Transplants
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery
Pneumology, allergology and cystic fibrosis
Uveitis and Eye Inflammation
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
Anaesthesia, Resuscitation and Pain Management
General and Digestive Surgery
Gynaecological Oncology and Pathology of the Lower Genital Tract
Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery
Echocardiogram and cardiac imaging unit
Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery
Prematurity Prevention Unit
Angiology, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Transplants
Haematology and Haemotherapy
Obstetric and Gynaecological Emergency Care
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Coronary care unit
Paediatric Oncological Surgery Unit
Foetal Medicine and Surgery Unit
Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
Abdominal wall surgery
Endocrinology and Nutrition
Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Unit
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology
Paediatric Hospitalisation and Hospital Paediatrics Unit
Hereditary Angioedema Unit
Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine
Neonatal and Foetal Surgery
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
Paediatric emergency care
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