Institut de Recerca de l'Hospital

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is a high complexity hospital which dates back six centuries, making it the oldest hospital in Spain. Healthcare is centred on Barcelona but extends to the rest of Catalonia. The centre plays a prominent role in Spain and is internationally renowned.

The hospital has distinguished itself in the healthcare provided in many fields, making it a reference centre in several specialities. The centre attends over 35,000 admissions each year and more than 145,000 emergencies. Approximately 350,000 people are visited at the ambulatory services annually and the day hospital attends over 75,000 users. There are 136 day hospital points, 644 beds and 21 surgical rooms.

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 their input factor, the number and quality of projects which receive funding and the grants awarded. In 2009 the Institute and nine other entities converged and established The Sant Pau Biomedical Research Institute (IIB Sant Pau), accredited by the Ministry of Science and Innovation since 2011.
Research Institute
Alt Spain




ITEA 2 Call 3

Cooperative Advanced REsearch for Medical Efficiency