Vall d’Hebron hospital to open new outpatient treatment clinic in 2026
Ten-story building to be located next to the Ronda de Dalt highway
One of the most important hospitals in Catalonia, Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron, announced on Wednesday the construction of a new outpatient treatment clinic. The ten-story building will open its doors in 2026 in front of the main Vall d’Hebron hospital.
With sea and city views, patients will just have to cross the Ronda de Dalt highway through a new square built between the old and the new building. The goal is to start constructing the 46,000 sqm edification in 2024 with a cost of €70 million.
The new building will offer all outpatient treatment services, except for pediatric. It will house over 250 doctor offices and have over 100 ‘Hospital de Dia’ or day-care center sites available. The hospital will also have diagnosis and treatment support offices, an outpatient pharmacy, and a rehabilitation room.
Moving the outpatient treatment clinic offsite will allow doctors and give more space to focus on hospitalized and surgical activity in the old building, currently located on the mountainside of the Ronda de Dalt highway.
The new edification will allow rehabilitating spaces that date back to the 1950s or 1960s.
Each year, over one million patients go to the Vall d’Hebron hospital outpatient treatment area. With the new clinic, the idea of doctors is to open medical appointments from 8 am to 8 pm, instead of closing at 1 pm, as they currently do.
The new building "has to change the way we handle our outpatient treatments," Albert Salazar, Vall d’Hebron director, said in a press conference on Wednesday. "We have to increase our schedules to treat citizens," he added.
The construction project has been designed by Nakamatsu Associates and Moran Arquitectura UTE.
According to architects, the urban space will directly connect the new building with the current Vall d’Hebron campus.
Waiting rooms will be large, open to natural air, with views of the sea and Barcelona, and full of natural light.