The mission of the Internal Medicine Department at the University Hospital of Bellvitge is to offer specialist hospital care in general internal medicine to adult patients in the hospital environment of the Southern Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, and specialist care for the elderly in different areas, such as systemic autoimmune diseases, vascular risk diseases, thromboembolic diseases, chronic medical diseases and those related to the elderly, adult primary immunodeficiencies, drug and alcohol dependence, and other minority hereditary diseases, both nationally and internationally.
The Internal Medicine Department is made up of two sections (Hospitalised Patient Care Section and Outpatient Patient Care Section), and it takes part in a group of functional inter-disciplinary units with other hospitalisation, outpatient and home-care systems. In terms of outpatient consultations, these include general internal medicine, and specialist consultations on autoimmune diseases (lupus, sclerodermia, dermatopolymyositis, vasculitis, Sjögren, sarcoidosis, etc.), vascular risk, geriatrics, thromboembolic disease, adult acquired immunodeficiencies, drug and alcohol dependence, or minority diseases, among others. The Internal Medicine Department also includes the hospital’s Allergology Unit, which conducts almost all its activity in the Outpatient and Day Hospital Area.