Visiting the Gasthuisberg campus

To limit the spread of the coronavirus, there are a lot of restrictions in place. Thank you for following these guidelines strictly. This is the only way we can safely allow visitors to the hospital.

Exceptions

For a number of wards, there are other arrangements:

Hospitalisation intensive care A (E 513), B (E 514), C (E 509), D and burns unit (E 519), E and neuro-intensive medicine (E 510)

  • Patients are allowed to receive visitors from day one of his admission.
  • Two family members (one of which can be younger than 178 years) are allowed to visit 3 times a week - together (once in the weekend and twice during the week).
  • Only visitors that are included in the patient's social bubble
  • The ward provides the necessary protective equipment for the visitor.
  • The visitor makes an appointment via the ward.
  • Patients are allowed visitors if they have been admitted to the hospital for 5 or more consecutive days.
  • Two family members are allowed to visit 3 times a week - together (once in the weekend and twice during the week)
  • The ward provides protective material for the visitor.
  • The visitors makes an appointment via the ward.
  • Patients are allowed visitors if they have been admitted to the hospital for 5 or more consecutive days.
  • Two family members are allowed to visit 3 times a week - together (once in the weekend and twice during the week)
  • The ward provides protective material for the visitor.
  • The visitors makes an appointment via the ward.

Visiting times:

  • 13.30 to 14.00 hrs
  • 16.30 tot 17.00 hrs
  • 19.30 to 20.00 hrs
  • A maximum of 3 visitors at the same time
  • At least 12 years old
  • The nurse will pick you up in the waiting area.

Visiting times:

  • 14 to 16 hrs
  • 18 to 20 hrs
  • Only close relatives
  • A maximum of three visitors at the same time

Paediatric outpatient clinic, hospitalisation A, B, C, D and E

View the modified visiting arrangements.

  • If the mother's partner is unwell (a cough, fever, a cold, respiratory problems) he cannot be present at the delivery and is not allowed to visit after either.
  • The healthy partner of the mother can be present at the delivery.After the delivery only the mother's partner and their children are allowed to visit without any limitations.
    • This rule also applies to blended families.
  • Single mothers can appoint one healthy person as their 'partner'. For that person, the same rules apply as outlined above.

Hospitalisation neonatal care (E 342), neonatal intensive care (E 321)

  • Parents are allowed to visit without limitations.
  • 2 additional visitors (this can be a brother or sister) are allowed once a day (between 12 and 20 hrs), together with the parents, and for a short visit only.
  • Face masks are mandatory.
  • The family lounge can only be used by the parents (not by children or the additional visitors).
  • Visiting is not allowed if you have a cold, a cough, a fever, respiratory problems, muscle pain or a sore throat, diarrhea, or a loss of smell or taste. In this case you need to contact the GP.
  • A maximum 4 visitors a day and a maximum of 2 visitors in the room at any one time. However, once a day an entire bubble can visit. A bubble consists of all people living under the same roof. For each visit, arrangements are made with the nursing staff.
  • Children are allowed again, including in the patient's room.
  • Certain areas are not, or only for limited amount of people accessible. Follow the guidelines on the ward to ensure everyone's safety.
  • A patient on a palliative care ward is allowed to go home for a couple of hours, escorted by the family that already comes over to visit on the ward, and on the condition that no other additional visitors visit at home.
  • For terminal patients on the palliative care wards, one family member or next of kin can stay overnight during the last three days (72 hours) to keep vigil.
  • Dying patienst can have 3 visitors at the same time, on the condition that the guidelines on face masks, washing of the hands and physical distancing are observed.

No visitors or escorts are allowed, only patients.

Children younger than 16 can be accompanied by one parent.

Guidelines

  • For every hospital admission, visitors are allowed from day 1 onwards.
  • Visiting is allowed every day.
  • We're allowing 2 visitors. They don't have to be the same persons all the time but we do ask for them to be part of the patient's social bubble.
  • Visiting is possible between 17 and 20 hrs on week days, and over the weekend between 14 and 20 hrs.
  • The visit is limited to a maximum of an hour.
  • In shared rooms, only one patient at a time can have visitors. Arrangements are made by the ward.

For the high-risk wards of haematology and transplantation (E 630, E 650, E 662, E 435 and E 467), proof of vaccination is required. Protect the patient – even if you have been vaccinated twice - and apply the measures: keep your face mask on, keep your distance, disinfect your hands and ventilate the room.

There are exceptions for patients at life's end and for bad-news discussions. Contact the ward.

Booking your visit

Book your visit in advance.

You can call the patient's ward every weekday between 9 and 12 hrs.

Book your visit in advance

A visit needs to be booked and registered a couple of days in advance. The total number of visitors allowed on a ward is limited.

If nurse find that the maximum number of visitors has been reached, you will have to choose another time.

Important points of attention

  • Don't come too early to the hospital, to avoid over-crowding in the hospital.
  • Disinfect your hands when entering and leaving the hospital.
  • A face mask remains mandatory for everyone and for every visit, also for children as of 12 years. Bring your own linen or surgical mouth mask and wear it as soon as you enter the hospital, keep it on, also in the patient's room.
  • Patients who are at an increased risk in case of an infection, we recommend all visitors wear a facemask, regardless of their age.
  • You do not need to register at reception in the big reception hall. You can go to the ward directly. If you do not know the way to the ward, you can ask reception for a road description.
  • On the ward itself you have to register.
  • Disinfect your hands again when entering and leaving the ward.
  • Visits always take place in the patient's room and not in other areas of the ward or the hospital.
  • Leave the window in the room ajar for ventilation.
  • Please remember that the patient is vulnerable and respect the 1,5 metre distance rule. Keep your face mask on. A cuddle is not allowed.
  • Do not leave the room during your visit.
  • Immediately go home after your visit.

Small gifts

You are allowed to bring a small gift.

  • Flowers and plants are allowed except on wards with more strict guidelines because of specific disorders. Make enquiries before your visit.
  • Do not bring any perishable food. Food for patients with special dietary requirements (e.g. kosher and halal) is allowed.
Last edit: 19 July 2021