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Who we are

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital belongs to the St. John of God Province of Spain of the Hospitaller Order, a non-profit institution that belongs to the Catholic Church and is dedicated to healthcare, socio-health, social, teaching and research through various facilities, including hospitals, mental health centres, centres for people with disabilities, for the elderly and for people in situations of vulnerability and social exclusion.

The Hospitaller Order upholds a model of comprehensive care focused on the person assisted and their social and family environment, adapted to the challenges of today's society, with the objectives of promoting and improving people's health and quality of life without distinction due to gender, beliefs or origin, and to create a fairer and more caring society.

In Spain, the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God has a network of 80 health, social, socio-health, teaching and research centres that attend nearly one million people a year. It is made up of 180 Brothers, 15,000 professionals, almost 3,500 volunteers and numerous donors and benefactors.

The Hospitaller Order is present in 52 countries with 405 social, health, teaching and research centres and foundations around the world, providing more than 35 million treatments a year. This work is possible thanks to the involvement of 1,012 Brothers, 65,000 professionals and 23,500 volunteers. 

Countries with centers of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God
Countries with centres of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God.


SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a private non-profit institution, with a vocation for public service since its creation in 1867. Our hospital has been dedicated to comprehensive care for women, children and adolescents, and has become one of the most important specialised paediatric centres in Europe. Our care is based on the multidisciplinary work of our professionals.

Mission and values

As center of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God, we accept its principles and the debate between bioethics and scientific advances.


As a charitable-social religious institution, it is a non-profit entity.

Public service hospital

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital provides care to society without exclusions as a associated centre. 

Strategic plan

Since 2004, the Hospital has carried out various phases of its Paidhos strategic plan.

Our structure

Our management team is responsible for controlling and directing the Hospital's activities.


Consult the internal regulatory framework governing the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital.


SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital has three types of accreditation: European, national and regional.

Strategic alliances

The Hospital works closely with other healthcare centres and public and private institutions through collaboration agreements.

Through the Sant Joan de Déu Research Foundation, we conduct research to find new and better treatments for paediatric diseases.

As a university hospital, we contribute to the training of health professionals, together with the Universitat de Barcelona. Our goal is not only to promote and encourage the training of our professionals in order to improve the health of our patients and the community, but also to advance scientific and human knowledge.