The biggest paediatric oncology hospital in Europe

The Leo Messi Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Barça Foundation are working in unison on a project to build the future SJD Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona, which will be one of the largest paediatric oncology centres in Europe.

The new centre will have a capacity for 400 patients a year, with a total area of 8,400 square meters in a four-storey building located next to the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.


It’s time to do something for boys and girls with cancer

Leo Messi

FCB footballer

Research in paediatric oncology is not a priority in industry because there are so few cases

Manuel del Castillo

Managing Director of Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu

The aim is to improve the percentage of children who are cured, which is now 80%

Dr. Andrés Morales

Paediatric oncologist at Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu

It is a very nice partnership for us. We hope this project helps many boys and girls

Panos Papoulias

Deputy Director of Programs and Strategy at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation