Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa

ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Contact person Angels Arcusa, MD, Chief of Medical Oncology Department
Address Ctra de Torrebonica s/n. 08227
Terrassa (Barcelona)
Country

Spain

Contact Tel: +34 93 7310007 -
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History

The Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa (CST) is a public health consortium founded in 1989 that serves a population of over 220,000 citizens.  The CST is comprised of a set of different centres: Hospital de Terrassa for acute diseases, with 400 beds; a Healthcare centre for the elderly (Hospital de Sant Llàtzer); a Day Hospital for Alzheimer patients; seven Primary Care Centres; two Mental Health Centres; and the Healthcare Unit in the High Performance Centre specialized in sports medicine.

Profile

  • We have a total of 11 floors in our hospital building (Terrassa Hospital) divided in various patient wards such as, surgical, paediatrics, oncology/palliative care, acute geriatric unit, internal medicine, obs/gyn, psychiatry, convalescence, acute care, emergency ward and surgical theater unit
  • We have a total of 400 beds that can be both single and shared beds due to the needs of the ward
  • The total number of employed staff at the Consortium is 2300 employees of which 1800 are healthcare givers, both doctors and nurses, and 500 support staff
  • Our outpatient clinics counts with a total of 77 visiting facilities for all our services here at the hospital apart from our outpatient units at the 7 primary care centres there are 196 consultation facilities
  • The Terrassa Hospital counts with 8 large areas of services offered to our patients, Internal Medicine, Surgical, Paediatrics/Ob/Gyn, Mental Health, Geriatrics, Clinical Support Services (Pathology, Pharmaceutical services, Laboratory, Radiology, Genetics), Rehabilitation/physical therapy, Emergency Services
  • CST has a reference clinical laboratory, clinical diagnostic imaging services and several medical technologies applied to surgery and diagnostic areas

Specialities

  • Primary care: nursing, family medicine and community health, odontology, paediatrics, social work
  • Medical: cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, haematology, intensive Medicine, internal Medicine, nephrology, neurology, ocology (medical oncology, genetic  counselling, psycho-oncology), pneumatology,rheumatology,geriatric control area (convalescence, geriatrics, critical geriatrics unit), palliative care area (palliative care unit, integral care ambulatory team (EAIA), homecare support teams (PADES), functional Interdisciplinary social healthcare unit (UFISS)
  • Mental health: drug dependencies, psychology, psychiatry, community rehabilitation, hospitalised mental health unit
  • Paedatrics/OB-GYN: allergology, cardiology, surgical, endocrinology, gastroenterology, haematology, nephrology, OB/Gyn, paediatrics, infant/youth psychology
  • Surgical: recovery-pain and anaesthesiology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, gynaecology, ophthalmology, urology
  • Dependencies: integral ambulatory services team (EAIA), assessment ream for the handicapped (EVO), day rehabilitation hospital, alzheimer’s day care hospital, tutelage home for the mentally handicapped, long stay hospitalization, dependency assessment team (SEVAD)
  • Clinical support services: diagnostic area, pathology, laboratory, radiology, molecular genetics, pharmaceutical services, patient medical records, social work
  • Rehabilitation physical therapy and sports medicine: sports medicine, healthcare sports medicine unit at the high performance sports centre, rehabilitation, physical therapy
  • Emergencies: homecare teams (SAD), medical emergencies team (SEM), emergency

Palliative and supportive care

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa Staff

The Palliative Home Care Teams, called PADES, assists, when necessary, primary care physicians with the monitoring of patients who meet the established criteria for terminal illness.

The Palliative Hospitalization Care Unit (PCU) is located in the main hospital. It has 18 patient beds for advanced stages of the disease, for patients presenting acute symptomatic problems or other critical situations that require hospitalization. Admissions to the PCU come from other areas of the hospital, inpatients, outpatients, from the Emergency Department or directly from home.
The Hospital Support Team, named UFISS, which acts as an internal consultant of different hospital services, with the aim of improving the bio and psychosocial symptoms, and quality of life of the patients with advanced illnesses.
The Palliative Care Service also assists patients with non-oncological diseases, nevertheless, 80% of the patients admitted show cancer as the underlying pathology.