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CSUR (Reference Centres, Departments and Units)

The Ministry of Health grants this accreditation to centres that apply for it through the Quality Agency. In order to obtain CSUR status, it is necessary to undergo an external inspection that confirms the level of compliance with a series of common and specific standards. The requirements include consideration of patient’s rights, the implementation of a quality assurance programme and the preparation of an annual audit plan.

In order for a centre, department or unit to be given CSUR status, it must demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience in the management of different diseases, techniques and procedures. It must also prove that it has a certain volume of activity as well as the equipment and personnel necessary to provide its patients with quality care.

Likewise, the regulation establishes the need for an information system that allows the activity to be analysed and the quality of the services provided to be evaluated. It also places value on whether or not the centre is able to train other professionals in the area in question. 

The 24 CSUR accreditations of SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital 

In order to receive CSUR accreditation, it is necessary to have proven experience in one of the 59 complex diseases currently recognised by the Ministry of Health. It is this complexity that justifies the need to certify that our centre meets the appropriate conditions to treat certain diseases. The following units of SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital have been recognised with the CSUR accreditation:

  • Genetic neurocutaneous syndromes. Oncology and Haematology Department.
  • Comprehensive care for newborns with congenital heart disease and children with complex congenital heart disease. Heart Department.
  • Paediatric Arrhythmology. Heart Department.
  • Refractory epilepsy. SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital and Hospital Clínic group. Neurology Department.
  • Hereditary ataxia and paraplegia. Neurology Department.
  • Congenital metabolic diseases. Neurology Department.
  • Diseases that evolve into movement disorders. SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital and Hospital Clínic group. Neurology Department.
  • Rare neuromuscular diseases. Neurology Department.
  • Congenital and childhood glaucoma. Ophthalmology Department.
  • Extraocular tumours in childhood (Rhabdomyosarcoma). Ophthalmology Department.
  • Intraocular tumours in childhood (Retinoblastoma). Ophthalmology Department.
  • Orbital tumours. Ophthalmology Department.
  • Penetrating keratoplasty in children. Ophthalmology Department.
  • Complex paediatric neurosurgery. Neurosurgery Department.
  • Reconstruction of the pinna. Surgery Department.
  • Paediatric OrthopaedicsOrthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Unit.
  • Brachial plexus surgery. SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital and Hospital de Bellvitge group. Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Unit.
  • Kidney transplant in childhood. SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital and Hospital Clínic group. Nephrology Department.
  • Complex glomerular diseases. Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona Group and Hospital Clínic. Nephrology Service.
  • Exstrophy vesical - Epispadias. Surgery Service, Paediatric Urology Unit.
  • Imported tropical diseases. SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital and Hospital Clínic group. Paediatrics Department.
  • Keratinisation disorders. SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital and Hospital Clínic group. Dermatology Department.
  • Hereditary epidermolysis bullosa. SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital and Hospital Clínic group. Dermatology Department.
  • Hereditary erythropathology. SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital and Hospital de Sant Pau. Oncology and Haematology Service.
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