The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital's Oncology and Haematology Department is the national reference centre of for the treatment of developmental cancer and an international reference centre for determined types of tumours.
We are specialists in treating all manner of child cancers:
We use the innovative therapy
We achieved the significant progress in the cancer´s treatment
We also treat rare haematological illnesses:
- congenital and acquired bone marrow failure (erythroblastopenia, leukopenia, Fanconi anaemia, Blackfan-Diamond anaemia, etc.),
- congenital and acquired neutropenias,
- acute immune thrombocytopenia other thrombocytopenia,
- coagulation factor deficit, haemolytic anaemias.
At the forefront of knowledge
The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is able to offer all techniques for molecular diagnosis and disease prognosis to our patients, while working to develop new, more effective and less aggressive therapies for children suffering from cancer.
Our leading medical specialists
Every year we treat nearly 2,000 children and adolescents with all kinds of developmental cancer, of whom 250 are new patients at the Hospital.
Frequently asked questions
Before arranging a visit at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, our medical team must assess the case. To this aim, you must specify the patient's details on the form and enclose the current medical report and complementary tests (imaging, laboratory, etc.). You may also send us any audiovisual document (photo or video) that shows the patient's current condition.
You may send us reports and tests in the following languages: English, Spanish or Catalan.
It is very important that the reports and test results be recent to allow our specialists to assess each case appropriately.
Following evaluation by our medical team, we will send you a detailed treatment proposal and an economic assessment.
It may take 5 to 7 days to prepare a personalised treatment proposal. We do not send standard proposals. Our specialists study each case to prepare a detailed treatment proposal. If necessary, a multidisciplinary team assesses the patient's situation.
Your case will be examined by international experts in each medical or surgical specialty. Our specialists in different paediatric and obstetric disciplines provide multidisciplinary guidance of each patient's case.
At SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, we try to minimise unnecessary tests and tests that may impact the patient's state of health. However, depending on the quality and resolution of the tests provided, our specialists may find it necessary to repeat tests with more precise and reliable technology.
Tests will only be performed under the instruction of medical professionals at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital.
The language of communication with the medical team may be Spanish or English. The Hospital may provide an official Russian, French or Arabic interpreter who will accompany the family during hospital visits.
At the discretion of the healthcare professional, the Hospital may request the presence of an interpreter to ensure that the family understands the medical team's explanation of the patient's diagnosis and treatment.
Interpreting services are not included in the medical care budget.
While 100% of the medical care budget must be paid in advance, if, at the time of discharge, 100% of the budget has not been used up, the remaining deposit will be returned to the family.
It is recommended that payment be made by bank transfer. Payment in cash is limited to €15,000, according to Spanish regulations.
It is not necessary. At SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, we try to minimise days of admission and promote outpatient treatment. This is to prevent infections in patients with a weakened immune system and empower patients to go through the process with their families.
On the patient's arrival it is necessary to present:
- Original passport of patient.
- Original passport of patient's father, mother or legal guardian.
- Postal address in country of origin.
- Contact details (telephone and email address).
SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital has agreements with various insurance companies.
Insurance companies may arrange all existing services with the hospital or only authorise specific ones. Carefully review the terms of your health insurance policy and check with your insurance company about your coverage to confirm that the care that you request (visit, treatment, emergencies, etc.) is covered by your insurer at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital.
If you need to request more information, contact your insurance company or write to us.
In Barcelona there is a wide range of apartments and hostels available. Our team can recommend you accommodation close to the Hospital and suited to your needs.
You should be aware that the cost of accommodation may vary substantially depending on the season.