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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

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

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Paula Sánchez Ruiz

Managing Nurse in the Nephrology Department
Paula Sánchez Ruiz, enfermera - Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

‘We nurses stand out for our holistic perspective.’

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Spanish, Catalan, English

Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt of becoming a nurse. For me, nursing is not just about treating patients themselves, but also about everything related to that, like their family and their usual environment.

I started my nursing career working in adult hospitals. I trained in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and that is when I found what I truly loved, which was the world of nephrology.

After several years working with adult nephrology patients, I joined this fantastic pediatric team. I trained in pediatric hemodialysis and therapeutic apheresis. Today, without a shadow of a doubt, I can say that I achieved my life’s goal, which was to work doing something I truly love. Nowadays, I keep learning so I can give my very best, and be up-to-date with innovation.


  • Master’s in out-of-hospital urgent and emergency care, Pompeu Fabra University - Hospital del Mar, 2022.
  • Course in hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant, University of Rovira i Virgili, 2021.
  • Course in pediatric nursing, University of Rovira i Virgili, 2020.
  • Graduate of Nursing, University of Rovira i Virgili, 2019.

Scientific activity

  • Research group for the creation of a family guide for patients with XLH - 2024.
  • Research group for the creation of the SEDEN guide for transplant patients - 2023.


  • Instructor at the SJD in Peritoneal Dialysis.

How to request a treatment in SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Our hospital is dedicated to comprehensive care for women, children and adolescents.