The project makes possible an early start of the rehabilitation treatment, aimed at recovering the patient's state prior to admission, as well as at avoiding post-traumatic stress, delirium and pain in both sedated and awake patients
The 64 ICU boxes offer now immersive multisensory experiences, allowing for great possibilities to be used by professionals as a therapy means
The initiative, financed with European funds, is unique in the world.
The impact of this paradigm shift from a closed ICU to an open ICU where, in addition to the vital functions, the patient’s emotional and social aspects are taken care of, will be evaluated
According to the results of the international SELECT2 clinical trial, in which Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) participated, patients with a large ischemic core - thought to be irreversibly damaged brain tissue - had better functional outcomes when treated within 24 hours with mechanical endovascular thrombectomy.
Ángel Martínez underwent a liver transplant performed by Dr Juli Busquets at Bellvitge University Hospital on 23 March 2021. That day was a "leap of life" for him, an emotion he has captured in a painting now on display in the outpatients foyer. It is exhibited together with other pieces of the painting group 'Por amor al arte', linked to the Olesa de Montserrat’s Public School of Arts and Crafts Foundation.
Once completed the full refurbishment of the kitchen, which started a year ago, the new facility has started to operate. Since 27 February, it has been supplying 100% of the food for the canteens, and since 1 March it has also been supplying 100% of the food for patients.
The President of the Government of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, today awarded the Josep Trueta medals and plaques to outstanding professionals and organisations in the field of healthcare. The ceremony has been held at the Palau de la Generalitat. Among the awarded names, there is also Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB), which received a plaque in recognition of its task as a highest complexity reference centre for 2 million people. At the same event, Dr Mònica Povedano, head of section of the Neurology Service of the HUB, received one of the personal medals Josep Trueta.