Background to the Project

Hospital de Cerdanya began to take shape in the late 1990s, given the need to improve the hospital infrastructure of southern Cerdanya and to provide the people of northern Cerdanya and the Capcir valley with acute-care hospital services.

A feasibility study began in January 2003 following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the President of the Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council and the President of the Government of Catalonia, with the Regional Hospitalisation Agency (AR5H – LR) and the Catalan Health Service (CatSalut) as associated health partners. This study was the subject of a European Territorial Cooperation (Interreg III) project which guaranteed its cross-border vision and added value.

The need for the facility in Cerdanya having been demonstrated, a statement of intent of partnership in health matters was signed on 19 March 2007  by the French Health Ministry and the Catalan Health Department to take the project forward.