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Quirónsalud and the UAB sign a collaboration agreement
The two entities sign a collaboration agreement with the aim of promoting academic and research relations, especially in the fields of Internal Medicine, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Medical Oncology and Clinical Haematology, General and Digestive Surgery, and Traumatology and Orthopaedics Surgery.
The agreement, which has a duration of four years with a possible prorogation, establishes that the two institutions will work together in creating joint academic programmes: master's degrees, graduate diplomas and specialisation courses, as well as offer work placements for UAB students of the health sciences, especially in the areas of Internal Medicine, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Medical Oncology and Clinical Haematology, General and Digestive Surgery, and Traumatology and Orthopaedics Surgery. These are areas in which the hospital is well-known for its professional excellence and research conducted. In the near future, the agreement could be broadened to include more of the hospital's medical-surgical specialities.
In addition, thanks to this agreement, both institutions will seek to foster the debate and exchange of knowledge and collaborate in the development of master's degrees, graduate diplomas and specialisation courses in order to broaden the academic programmes available at the UAB.
According to the regional manager of the private hospitals belonging to the Grup Quirónsalud in Catalonia and the manager of the Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona Germán Barraqueta, "this agreement is very important for the hospital given that we believe teaching to be one of the essential axes of our hospitals, alongside quality assistance and commitment to research. I therefore believe that the possibility of having students from different specialities enrol in work placement and offering master's degrees and graduate diplomas is an essential value with which we can contribute thanks to the excellence and experience of our professionals”.
According to the Rector's Delegate for Relations with Healthcare Institutions Manel Armengol, "the UAB positively values this new agreement signed with the Grup Quirónsalud, which expands the current collaboration with the Dexeus University Hospital within the university's framework of creating synergies with prestigious healthcare institutions in matters of academics, teaching and research. The objective is to foster relations by promoting debate and exchange of experiences, and work together on the development of postgraduate programmes. It also includes the possibility of attending clinical work placements as part of the health sciences degrees offered at the UAB".
A Pioneering Centre
The Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona, located in an emblematic area of the city at the convergence of Passeig de Sant Gervasi, Avinguda República Argentina and the Ronda de Dalt, is a centre with almost 70 years of experience which has become a leading private healthcare institution in southern Europe.
The centre, which contains almost two-hundred patient rooms, combines the experience and prestige of its professionals with the commitment of incorporating the latest technological innovations. This makes it one of the most modern centres and one of the best adapted to the needs of the 21st century, with a strong focus on the improvement of quality in healthcare assistance.
The hospital includes smart operating theatres, vascular surgery and cardiac haemodynamics room, a Da Vinci robot, linear accelerators, last-generation scanner, digital mammography, Excimer ophthalmology laser, assisted reproduction laboratory, 24-hour emergency rooms, adult and neonatal ICUs, and oncological and surgical day hospital.
Quirónsalud is Spain's leading hospital group and Europe's third most important. It can be found in 13 Autonomous Communities of Spain, and all centres are equipped with the most advanced technology, with more than 6,200 beds in over 80 centres, including Fundació Jiménez Díaz (FJD), Ruber, Hospital La Luz, Teknon, Dexeus, Policlínica de Guipúscoa, etc. It also includes a great team of highly specialised and internationally renowned professionals.
The group is highly committed to teaching (with seven university hospitals) and to medical-scientific research (with the FJD Healthcare Research Institute, the only private centre accredited by the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation).
Its assistance is organised into cross-curricular units and networks which allow optimising the experience and knowledge acquired at the different centres, and facilitates the clinical transfer of its research. Quirónsalud currently works on more than 1,600 research projects all around Spain, with many of its centres conducting cutting-edge research in the health field and leaders in specialities such as cardiology, endocrinology, gynaecology, neurology and oncology.