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. Remember you are in a hospital environment and that these rules are necessary.


  • For every hospital admission, visitors are allowed from day 1 onwards.
  • Visiting is allowed every day and once a 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.
  • Be extra vigilant on the high-risk wards of haematology and tranplantation (E 630, E 650, E 662, E 435 en E 467). Protect the patient and stick to the following rules:
    • Keep your face mask on.
    • Keep your distance.
    • Disinfect your hands.
    • 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: 11 October 2021