The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Sant Pau) is the dean of Hospital institutions in Spain, providing healthcare public services to people in Barcelona and Catalonia for more than six centuries. The Hospital is a reference in Catalonia in the fields of assistance, education and research. Although its activity is mainly centered in Barcelona it extends through Catalonia and it is a reference center for tertiary and specialized care in highly complex national and international levels. Its healthcare function includes many activities, some of them considered as a reference in its field. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is a University Hospital with a teaching Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB – Autonomous University of Barcelona), a Nursing University School. The institution also participates in the specialized health training program and organizes apprenticeships and other training activities. The Hospital is one of the most important Spanish research centers in Healthcare, including the Biomedical Research Institute (IIB).