Pneumology, allergology and cystic fibrosis
The Paediatric Pneumology and Cystic Fibrosis Unit is a reference centre for paediatric care for patients with respiratory problems.
We treat paediatric patients in the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital catchment area, as well as complex patients with special requirements that cannot be treated at other hospitals in Catalonia or the rest of Spain.
The Paediatric Pulmonary Transplant Programme, which has been in operation since 1998, is particularly well known.
Portfolio of services
- Bronchial asthma
- Paediatric pulmonary function lab
- Pulmonary function of nursing babies lab
- Oxygen therapy and home mechanical ventilation
- Paediatric general pneumology pathology
- Specialised paediatric pneumology pathology: pulmonary hypertension, interstitial pneumonia, primary ciliary dyskinesia
- Programme for early detection of cystic fibrosis
- Paediatric pulmonary transplant
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Fermín Fernández Álvarez, Porter Coordinator, explains the importance of the role these professionals play in the hospital. After 36 years at Vall d’Hebron, Fermín is a real master of the ways things are done. He says that a porter has to combine humility, discretion and safety with a single goal: that patients receive human and friendly treatment.
The constant search for excellence is part of Hospital Vall d’Hebron’s nature. The biggest hospital in Catalonia and the leader in many fields, headed since February 2015 by Dr. Vicenç Martínez Ibáñez, who has a close personal and professional relationship with the Hospital. Dr. Martínez Ibáñez says that if Vall d’Hebron did not exist, it would need to be invented. The current director trained at the hospital, where he was one of the protagonists of an historic moment: the first paediatric liver transplant in Spain. Now, he is committed to continuing this legacy and, always putting the patient first, achieving excellence across all staff.
The Neonatology Department’s Sibling Project is a workshop for the siblings of new-born babies admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in the Vall d’Hebron Maternity and Children's Hospital. Through simulated games and situations, the project prepares them to get used to seeing their younger siblings in a hospital medical setting.