The University Hospital of Bellvitge (HUB),opened in 1972, is located in the city of Hospitalet de Llobregat. The hospital belongs to the Catalan Health Institute (ICS), a public company, with legal personality and self-management capacities that provides comprehensive services to primary care as well as to hospitals throughout Catalonia.
The hospital is part of the Southern Metropolitan Management Administration Area of the ICS which is the agency responsible of the coordination and management of all centers, services and healthcare institutions in: Hospitalet de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat, Alt Penedès i el Garraf.
The agency unites under the same umbrella all healthcare processes
and support of the ICS to this area regarding primary care (53 centers)
and specialized attention (HUB and Hospital de Viladecans)
The HUB is one of the only five hospitals in all Catalonia certified as third level center, allowing the hospital to treat high level complexity cases and perform surgeries requiring the use of the latest technology, such as cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery or transplants. The hospital has all medical and surgical specialties (except pediatrics and obstetrics.)
The HUB is the Hospital of reference to 343,172 people of Hospitalet
and Prat de Llobregat and is also a center of reference to more that
2 million of people of the southern metropolitan area when their cases
require the use of the latest technology.