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More than 60 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.
2017 Presentation of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus Transformation Plan

2016 Inauguration of the Surgical Block

Presentation of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campusbrand

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 Centre (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 Hospitalcomes into operation, the result of the fusion of the former Maternity Hospital and the Children's Clinic

1985 First paediatric liver transplant in Spain

1983Constitution 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