Vall d’Hebron Campus

The best care and research on a single healthcare campus. Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus was conceived under the premise of being a healthcare park that brings together five institutions specialising in different areas: Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, the Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Catalonia, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Our mission is to provide the best care to patients on a hospital campus committed to research and innovation applied to clinical healthcare.

The Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (VHUH)

The Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (VHUH) is the largest hospital in Barcelona and the second largest in Spain; it covers various facilities that cover almost all medical and surgical specialties, has more than 1,400 beds, and employs over 6,000 people. It also houses various teaching centers, a medical school, public health facilities, research centers, laboratories and other complementary facilities.

The opportunity to create a cancer research center resulted from the relevance of clinical and translational research in cancer thereafter, and the need for centers with the required characteristics to be able to carry such research to term (excellent clinical environment for the treatment of cancer patients, multidisciplinary clinical premises that incorporate all relevant specialties, clinical teams expert in clinical and translational research, basic research teams and laboratories and adequate technology platforms).

The Oncology Department

The Oncology Department was established in 1995 to meet the new requirements of oncology care and provide focal point for the different services in order to produce fully interrelated multidisciplinary care teams.

Since its creation, it has undergone significant quantitative and qualitative growth in the areas of patient-care, teaching and research perspective, to become a gold-standard center in Europe.

Some data from the Oncology Department:
Medical Oncology
  • 1st visits: 5,610 (more than 4,000 need treatment)
  • Follow-ups: 67,359
  • Treatments (Day Hospital): 34,506
  • Emergency consultations: 3,789
  • 1st visits: 2,085
  • Follow-ups: 13,145
  • Treatments: 25,360
  • 1st visits: 1,515
  • Follow-ups: 15,344
  • Treatments (Day Hospital): 9,213
  • Transplants: 56
  • CAR-T activity: 51 patients treated (highest CART activity in Spain)