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Locations and phones

Call center 93 253 21 00

Monday to Sunday, from 8 am to 8:30 pm

Scheduling or change of appointment +34 93 253 21 00

Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm

Private Care - International Patients +34 93 600 97 83

Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Support and help for families
Trabajo social - Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

The Social Work Service accompanies and guides patients and their families.

The Social Work Service helps families to adapt to new situations resulting, for example, from the birth of a child, the advent of disease or the admission of a child to the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital.

We work with all the Hospital’s specialities in all regards. Each medical speciality has its own reference social worker who offers accompaniment, social treatment and guidance adapted to each family’s situation

  • You do not need to be in a serious social hardship or an extreme economic situation to get our help. 
  • We give priority to families in the most fragile situation, who have to face up to serious diseases that have a major impact on the family, or chronic conditions, social risk situations, particularly those involving minors and pregnant woman, as well as families who are outside their regular setting.

Social Work Activity


Families served


Host, follow-up, etc.


Managed aids by the SJD "Obra Social"

Data 2023

We can give you support

When you have just received a diagnosis

We provide you with emotional support and help you to resolve any doubts and concerns in dealing with the situation and the possible changes in the family dynamics.

If you cannot come to the visits

We offer you guidance on how to organise yourself to come to consultations and strategies on how address the new family needs.

If you live a long way away and your child is hospitalised

We inform you an the accommodation available near the Hospital so you can be close to you child when he/she is admitted.

If you need information on benefits and subsidies

We inform you on the public benefits you may be entitled to depending on your child's heals, patients' associations and aid depending on your needs.

If you have problems at home

If you have serious problems which prevent you from offering your child the necessary level of care, we provide you with support to prevent a situation of social risk.

If you are about to be a mother, or have just become one

We are with you if you are concerned about the relationship with your partner, your safety, your baby's health and how to deal with his/her needs.

If you have been unable to organise the return home

If you feel that there are unresolved aspects at home, we can provide support to plan the discharge and better organise the return home.

If you need accompaniment when going home

We contact the services in your setting (school, basic social services, Primary Healthcare Centre) to ensure ongoing support.

In cases of suspected sexual abuse to a minor

The Social Work Service collaborates with the Functional Unit of Child Abuse (ESTIM) of the Hospital. Jointly, a mutidisciplinary response is offered to cases in which there is suspicion of child sexual abuse.

You are a family from a different cultural background

Disponemos de una mediadora intercultural que trabaja para facilitar la comunicación y la relación con los profesionales de referencia, además de orientar y acompañar en el proceso.

We have an intercultural mediator who works to facilitate communication and the relationship with the reference professionals, as well as guiding and accompanying the process.

Resources for families

Some links leading to pages of the Government of Catalonia are available only in Catalan.

Our professionals

Ana María Alonso García
Social work. Head of the department
Ramon Badosa Pascual
Social worker
Agustí Bonifacio Guillen
Social worker
Iman Boubri Abdelhadi
Cultural mediator
Maria Àngels Claramonte Fuster
Social worker
Maria Crespo Bosch
Social worker
Marta Gavaldà Vinzia
Social worker
Tània González Sanchís
Social worker
Balma Soraya Hernández Moscoso
Social worker
Cristina Macías Borràs
Social worker
Alba Pascual Sanmamed
Social worker
Eduard Pellicer Arasa
Social worker
Sara Pitarch González, trabajadora social, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona
Sara Pitarch González
Social worker
Ariadna Rincón Roca, treballadora social, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona
Ariadna Rincón Roca
Social worker
Pilar Sánchez Rodríguez
Social worker
Mònica Sánchez Villena
Social worker
Ana Samaniego Martínez
Social worker
Anna Sòria Piñol
Social worker
Victoria Torralbo Conde
Social worker

Contact with Social Work

Lourdes Rodríguez García, Service secretary

Opening hours

From 8:30 a.m to 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

From July 15th to September 15th, Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

August, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Espai Famílies, sector C2