Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

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Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau dates back to the 6th century, making it the oldest hospital in Spain. Today the hospital plays a prominent role in Spain and is internationally renowned. Healthcare is concentrated in the Barcelona area though extends to the whole Catalonia region.

The hospital has distinguished itself in healthcare provision in many fields, making it a reference centre in several specialities. The centre attends over 34,000 admissions each year and more than 150,000 emergencies. Approximately 300,000 people are visited at the ambulatory services annually and the Day Hospital attends to over 60,000 users. There are 71 day hospital beds, 634 hospitalisation beds and 19 surgical rooms.

Teaching and training programmes at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau cover many levels, comprising the UAB (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Faculty of Medicine Teaching Unit, the University School of Nursing, participation in the State Residency Programmes to train specialists, masters and doctorate course, continuing education, etc.

In the field of research, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is one of the most prominent centres in Spain, as can be appreciated from the volume of papers published and impact factor, the number and quality of projects which receive funding and the grants awarded.

The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is governed by the Patronat de la Fundació de Gestió Sanitària (FGSHSCSP), a board with representatives from the Regional Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), the City Hall of Barcelona and the Archbishopric of Barcelona.


Av. Sant Antoni Ma. Claret, 167.
08025 Barcelona



Contact person

Joan Martí-Fàbregas