Since it was established, the Neurosurgery Department of the University Hospital of Bellvitge has been a model of Neurosurgery healthcare in Catalonia and Spain.
Right from the start, every effort has been made to improve basic conditions of neurosurgical practice, such as the standardisation of procedures and the improvement of techniques. Over recent years, efforts have focused on the creation of specific lines of work, many based on multi-disciplinary teams. This form of healthcare is fully in line with the vision of the HUB and the ICS and is closely linked to the field of clinical research and education.
These measures have a direct impact on the patient, allowing for increased indications, safer procedures, and more favourable prognoses in a highly complex medical speciality. The HUB-Neurosurgery HJ23 of Tarragona Extended Neurosurgery Department was recently created to optimise services and resources and be able to offer better, more complete healthcare to users in our region.