Barcelona Children’s Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD) is one of the leading medical centres in Europe for maternity, childhood and adolescence and offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health care from birth through 18 years of age. HSJD is a private not-for-profit centre, working mainly for the National Health System offering the public contracted services. With 150 years of history, HSJD is currently a modern maternal and children’s hospital, dotted with the latest technology and referral centre for health care, combining basic general paediatric with specialized care for all tertiary-level pediatric pathologies, covering a paediatric population of 200,000 children.
HSJD is ranked as the largest and the most renowned children’s hospital in Spain and one of the most recognized of its category across Europe, being ranked as the third European medical Centre of its kind by volume of activity. As the paediatric centre of the University of Barcelona, HSJD is associated with the Clinic Hospital being the hospital alliance most well-known in Spain and one of the international references for highly specialized hospital care, teaching and research.
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Main tasks in the project
HSJD will contribute with its expertise in foetal environment and obstetrical complications. HSJD will make available not only the expertise of its staff members but also retrospective and prospective cohort data (BiSC) necessary for the analysis of in-utero exposome and early organ development.