Institut Català d’Oncologia Badalona (ICO Badalona) is integrated in a University General Hospital, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol in Badalona, a major city in greater Barcelona. ICO Badalona is one of the 4 centers of the Institut Català d'Oncologia, a multicentric comprehensive cancer centre, owned by the Catalan Department of Health. ICO Badalona started to work in 2003 and it is the referral oncologic centre for an area of more than 800.000 inhabitants.
- ICO Badalona consists of an in-patient Onco-Haematological ward with 43 beds (18 Medical Oncology, 17 Clinical Haematology, 6 Palliative Care and 2 Radiotherapic Oncology) distributed in 16 double rooms and 11 single rooms.
- More than 200 staff members offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary oncologic attention including direct assistance to patients, translational research, laboratory issues, cancer education and training.
- ICO Badalona provides an Onco-Haematological ward, a chemotherapy administration facility with 26 treatment points, laboratories for citologic, biochemical and haematological studies and translational research laboratories as well as administrative, teaching and data manager facilities.
- The services provided to patient are Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Haematology, Palliative Care, Social Work, Psycho-oncology, Nutrition and all those of our partner General Hospital including Emergency Care, General Surgery, Neurosurgery among others.
The cancer centre consists in 4 different services: Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Clinical Haematology and Palliative Care Service.
Palliative and supportive care
The Palliative Care Service (PCS) provides a comprehensive attention to in-patients and out-patients. Our service is staffed by 4 physicians (including a head of service) and 2 nurses with advanced training and verified expertise. PCS closely works with the staff members of the Social Work Unit, the Psycho-Oncology Unit, and the Nutrition Unit as well as oncologists and hematologists in order to provide early palliative care.
We collaborate with numerous research and teaching issues such as the University Official Master Training Program in Palliative Care of the Universitat of Vic (Barcelona), post-graduate training of physicians and nurses, and pre-graduate training of physicians.