Hospital Universitario de Getafe (SERMAS-HUG)

The Hospital Universitario de Getafe (SERMAS-HUG) is the structure that integrates all the 31 public hospitals and every public health service of the Madrid Regional Health System, including the University Hospital of Getafe, with a large tradition in caring for older patients. Its Geriatric Department works since 1991 and currently attends patients along its Units: Acute Care Unit (1800 patients/year), Orthogeriatric and Interconsultation Unit (800 patients/year), Day Hospital (300 patients/year), Outpatient Office (4000 patients/year), and Domiciliary Care Unit (1200 patients/year).



Affiliated entities:

The Biomedical Research Foundation (Fundación para la Investigación Biomédica del Hospital Universitario de Getafe, FIB-HUG) was founded in 2003 as a non-profit entity to support and enhance the research and training activities in the area of health sciences. It is the administrative tool  of the  hospital to manage the administrative tasks and financial issues regarding research activities, including employment of professionals and purchase of equipment. Currently, there are 3 parallel strands of research activity: a) frailty, aging  and incapacity b) chronic and inflammatory diseases and c) cancer.

The FIB-HUG is situated in the premises of the hospital. It is one of the affiliated entities of SERMAS-HUG for the ADVANTAGE JA.



SESCAM is one of the affiliated entities of SERMAS-HUG for the ADVANTAGE JA implementation.  The SESCAM is the Regional Health Service of Castilla la Mancha (CLM). It was created in 2002 to give a health public coverage: universal, equitable, integrated, that should provide a high quality health services to CLM population. The region has just over two million people with an aging rate of 19.4% and a life expectancy at birth of 80.4 years. To provide health, The regional health system is organized in 8 health areas that manage 16 hospitals (5,154 beds), 199 health care centers and eight of intermedate care centers (TDCs) which employ 25,000 people. The Regional Health budget reaches 2.7 Billions of Euros (28% of Regional Total Budget). Since its inception the SESCAM opted for ICTs, result of this, is a system that integrates with high efficiency, information and health assistance, that results in a decrease of care GAPs. The SESCAM has experience in managing research projects of international calls, between other projects: PUMA. Measurement and Actuation Pressure Ulcer, BIOMOT. Smart Wearable Robots With Bioinspired Sensory-Motor Skills, NEURIMP NEURIMP. Novel combination of biopolymers and manufacturing technologies for production of a peripheral nerve implant, AIDPATH. Academia and Industry Collaboration for Digital Pathology of European 7P. and FRAILOMIC (FP7 Program) a research iniciative dedicated to identifying biomarkers of frailty.

To the SESCAM belong the departments of geriatrics of Toledo and Albacete Hospitals that lead two epidemiological studies dedicated to the study of frailty (Toledo Study for Healthy Aging and Fradea Study).