REFERENCE CENTRES, SERVICES AND UNITS (RCSU)
REFERENCE CENTRES, SERVICES AND UNITS (RCSU)
REFERENCE CENTRES, SERVICES AND UNITS (RCSU)
RCSU is the name given to the healthcare centres, services or units of reference that primarily focus their activity on the treatment of certain pathologies or groups of pathologies and which fulfil one or several of the criteria stipulated in Royal Decree 1302/2006.

An RCSU of a service or unit of reference specializes in a technique, technology or procedure for the treatment of certain pathologies or groups of pathologies and which fulfil one or several of the criteria stipulated in Royal Decree 1302/2006, regardless of whether or not this service or unit treats other pathologies for which it does not have reference status An RCSU has to:

  • Provide coverage for the entire national territory and treat patients under equal conditions regardless of their place of residence.
  • Provide treatment in a multidisciplinary team: healthcare treatment, support for diagnostic confirmation, definition of therapeutic and monitoring strategies and acting as a consultant for the clinical units that regularly treat the patients in question.
  • Guarantee the continuity of treatment between the stages of the patient's life (child-adult) and between healthcare levels.
  • Evaluate the results.
  • Training other professionals.

The following Reference Centres, Services and Units (RCSU) are currently recognized at the Hospital:

  • HPT in paediatric haemato-oncological patients
  • Neuromuscular Pathology.
  • Functional unit for the treatment of malignant mesenchymal and soft tissue tumours