Day Hospital is a care unit where the patient can be treated without being separated from their family environment, so that they spend a few hours in the centre but sleep at home. These spaces were designed to administer chemotherapy to paediatric patients, who in most cases required admission.
Medical advances have been able to control the side effects, so it is no longer necessary for the child to sleep in the hospital. Little by little, this way of caring for children has been incorporated to other treatments (not just oncological). Currently, a wide range of treatments, outpatient procedures and other diagnostic tests are performed for the following specialties:
- Oncology and Haematology (chemotherapy, transfusions, etc.).
- Paediatrics (Rheumatology and Pulmonology).
- Nephrology (intravenous treatment, haemodialysis, etc.).
- Gastroenterology (endoscopies, intravenous treatments, etc.).
- Endocrinology (functional tests).
- Allergy and Clinical Immunology (food and drug allergy tests, treatment of patients with immunodeficiency).