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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital Report

A brief look at 2020

In 2020, COVID-19 has tested the strength of the healthcare system. Health centers, their professionals and their users have had to adapt to the new situation and to new relationship models. In this sense, the incorporation of digital tools to guarantee non-face care deserves special mention. In addition, the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital has made itself available to the sector to receive pediatric and obstetric patients from other centers that had greater care pressure, and we have even welcomed adult patients in our pediatric ICU.

In the spirit of transparency, we are putting into the public domain information regarding our yearly activity as a care and research centre, as well as other information of interest, covering the last five years.


Healthcare activity
  • 151,968 non-face-to-face visits.
  • 26,443 telemedicine connections with 216,243 participants.
  • COVID patients:
    • 168 patients treated.
    • 286 pediatric patients referred from 51 centres.
    • 603 obstetric patients referred from 32 centres.
  • 1,834 international patient requests.
  • 121 new international oncology patients.
  • 6% increase in neuroblastoma cases.
  • 74.9% of patients would recommend our hospital (NPS index).
Research, teaching and innovation


  • 590 articles with a total impact factor of 2,652.
  • 190 clinical trials.
  • 8 nursing scientific publications and 3 grant projects.


  • 313 courses and 14,405 students in the Paediatrics Classroom.
  • 136 online courses in the Paediatrics Classroom.
  • 123 face-to-face simulation courses.


  • patents granted.
  • Accreditations pending or to be approved: 12 ERNs, 6 CSURs and 1 UEC.
Solidarity initiatives and donations received
  • 226 solidarity initiatives for the Hospital.
  • 8.3 million euros raised.