The ALS/MND Unit of Hospital del Mar is composed of staff from two institutions, the Parc de Salut Mar (hospital from the Spanish health public system) and the Miquel Valls Foundation, a private non-profit catalan entity that addresses people living with ALS and their families with the objective of improving their quality of life. This association allows an integral and complete care with homogenous and protocolized criteria, simplifies the care process, improves the quality of the service provided and increases the satisfaction of patients and caregivers.
Our centre also participates in grants for research projects on ALS and conducts psycho-social research and occupational therapy. We collaborate, foster and support translational research (both clinical and basic research).
The three main axes of action of the unit are: assistance, research and continued training of health professionals.