Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, Valencia

ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Contact person Enrique Cabrera-Espinós, MD, PhD.
Address San Clemente, 12
46015 Valencia


Contact Tel: +34961 976 090 -
Web Website in construction
Hospital Arnau de Vilanova de Valencia, Spain


The Hospital Arnau de Vilanova (HAV) of Valencia, named after one of the most outstanding medical doctors of the Middle Ages (born in 1238 in Valencia), was founded in 1970. It is integrated in the National Health Service as an University Hospital. Now it’s being restructured to include paediatrics and obstetrics. An additional hospital (Hospital de Lliria -HLL) dependent on HAV is also being built.


  • Covers a population of 315,330 habitants in an area of 223,7 Km2
  • 302 beds (up to 338 after restructuration) plus a 120 additional beds in HLL.
  • 12 operating theatres plus 6 additional operating theatres in HLL.
  • Intensive Care Unit with 6 beds and up to 12 after restructuration.
  • Medical Day Hospital with 4 beds and 12 chairs.
  • Surgical Day Hospital with 11 beds and 8 chairs.
  • Oncology ward with 12 assigned beds.
  • Home Care Unit with more than 10,000 visits a year.
  • Radiology Unit with ultrasound, mammography, CT scan and MRI.
  • 5 Multidisciplinary Tumour Committees.
  • Many phase II and III on-going therapeutic trials.
  • Teaching Hospital for residents (up to 4 in oncology) and linked to University.


Oncology in which we treat every kind of tumour, Cardiology, Haematology, Pneumology, Psychiatry, Digestive Medicine, Internal Medicine, Intensive Medicine, Short Stay Unit, Surgery, Gynaecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Othorhinolaryngology, Traumathology, Urology and soon Obstetrics and Paediatrics. The other Specialities are provided mainly by our reference hospital, Hospital La Fe.

Palliative and supportive care

Palliative care is provided by a multidisciplinary team ranging from the Oncologist to the Home Care Unit. There is a daily meeting to discuss special needs of the palliative care patients. We have the following personal qualified in palliative care: oncologists, physicians, sisters, nurses, nurses’ aids, psychologist, social workers and priest.